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1. The wife of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a household. He a good husband, a good housewife she. (Dryden)

2. [See hussy, in this sense] a little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work; called also hussy.

alternative forms: huswife.

3. A hussy. [Usually written huswife] sailors housewife, a ditty-bag.

Origin: house _ wife. Cf. Hussy.

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