Definition of Lady of the house

1. Noun. A wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income.

Exact synonyms: Homemaker, Housewife, Woman Of The House
Generic synonyms: Married Woman, Wife
Derivative terms: Housewifely

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lady Of The House

lady boy
lady boys
lady chapel
lady crab
lady crabs
lady fern
lady friend
lady friends
lady gardens
lady killer
lady killers
lady of pleasure
lady of the house (current term)
lady or tiger
lady palm
lady smock
lady smocks
lady tulip
lady who lunches
ladybird beetle
ladybird spider

Literary usage of Lady of the house

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Our Viceregal Life in India: Selections from My Journal, 1884-1888 by Herriot Georgina Dufferin et Ava (1890)
"... and I never knew who was the lady of the house, and we could not catch -each other's eye, we were both so afraid of appearing to take upon ourselves! ..."

2. A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831 to 1847 by Thomas Raikes (1857)
"... but during the second course a note was brought to the lady of the house, with excuses from the Baron, who was unexpectedly prevented from coming by the ..."

3. The London Medical Gazette (1830)
"... the lady of the house said that she, nf her own authority, had applied a poultice on the back of the youug lady, ..."

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