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Definition of "housewifery" [house•wif•er•y]

  • The function or duties of a housewife; housekeeping. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "housewifery" in a sentence
  • "Her appearance to be sure was decent, and she was always distinguished by the name of Miss, and she was taught just to read and write, and a little plain housewifery with her needle."
  • "Indeed, a family's ability to hire servant girls and free the mistress for productive work was a sign of its increasing affluence, not its poverty, and most women did not aspire to escape outdoor work and immerse themselves in housewifery."
  • "Cooking and "housewifery" isn't shown to be wrong; it's just shown to not be what Callie likes doing."