Definition of Housewifery

1. Noun. The work of a housewife.

Generic synonyms: Work



Definition of Housewifery

1. n. The business of the mistress of a family; female management of domestic concerns.

Definition of Housewifery

1. Noun. The state of being a housewife ¹

2. Noun. Skills as a housewife or homemaker ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Housewifery

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Medical Definition of Housewifery

1. The business of the mistress of a family; female management of domestic concerns. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Housewifery

housetrucks
housewall
housewalls
houseward
houseware
housewares
housewarming
housewarmings
housewide
housewife
housewifed
housewifelike
housewifeliness
housewifely
housewiferies
housewifery (current term)
housewifey
housewifing
housewifish
housewifization
housewive
housewived
housewives
housewiving
housework
houseworks
housewrecker
housewright
housewrights
housey

Literary usage of Housewifery

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1. The Vocational Education of Girls and Women by Albert H. Leake (1918)
"Teaching housewifery. The subject of " housewifery " is gradually being introduced. The plan of teaching housewifery is best shown by a typical example. ..."

2. Titcomb's letters to young people single and married by Josiah Gilbert Holland (1873)
"housewifery AND INDUSTRY. " She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. . . She is not afraid of the snow for her household ..."

3. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1901)
"Good Friday—Bad housewifery—Books of Travels—Fleet Street—Meeting with Mr. Oliver Edwards—Lawyers—Tom Tyers—Choice of a Profession—Dignity of ..."

4. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... noted for her motherly vanity, skill in housewifery, and her desire be genteel. ... housewifery ..."

5. Thoughts on Domestic Education: The Result of Experience (1829)
"To that middling class of life, to which these thoughts arc principally directed, there is no female accomplishment more valuable than housewifery. ..."

6. Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by Samuel Johnson (1892)
"But the fury of housewifery will soon subside ; and little effect will be produced but by methodical attention and even frugality; nor can these powers be ..."

7. The Popular History of England: An Illustrated History of Society and by Charles Knight (1874)
"... of Females—housewifery— The Clergy—Their intercourse with the laity—Curates and Chaplains—Pilgrimages— Wills—Difficulties of Communication—Letters—State ..."

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