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Definition of housewife noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

housewife

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhaʊswaɪf//
 
(pl. housewives
NAmE//ˈhaʊswaɪvz//
 
)
 
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a woman who stays at home to cook, clean, take care of the children, etc. while her husband or partner goes out to work compare househusband
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: housewife