wife, mistress of the house, lady of the house, housekeeper, mother to one's children, Hausfrau (German), mater familias (Latin), home economist, home engineer, homemaker, mistress of a family, family manager, wife and mother, chief cook and bottlewasher*; see also wife.
Initial storylines for soap operas on air continued to focus on families and heroines like Nancy Hughes, the devoted housewife who wanted more and Meta Bauer, the family matriarch who was always seeking love.
Being a housewife was a career.
It contains incomparable studies of the Florentine housewife and her husband, a grave business-like citizen, who falls into the senile folly of a base intrigue.
She'd make some man a nice housewife one day.
The housewife long persisted in deceiving herself by purchasing filled calicoes, and the movement in favour of purer goods owes a good deal, strangely enough, to the increase in the making-up trade and the consequent inconveniences to workers of sewing machines, whose needles were constantly broken by hard filled calicoes.