Definition of Lady of the house
1. Noun. A wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income.
Generic synonyms: Married Woman, Wife
Derivative terms: Housewifely
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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, ..."