Definitions

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  • adj. Like a huswife; capable; economical; prudent.
  • adv. Like a huswife; capably; economically; prudently.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a huswife; capable; economical; prudent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a housewife; housewifely.

Etymologies

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huswife +‎ -ly

Examples

  • She told me much accordinge to what she had sayd unto my coson Hunton, w {i} th this addition, that she had respect in it as well unto her good as her owne convenience, for hauinge nowe noe employment for her but her needle, she founde that sittinge still at her worke made her sickly, and therefore thought she might doe better in another seruice where she might haue the orderinge of an huswifely charge, for w {hi} ch (she told me) she had made her very able.

    Early English Meals and Manners

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