Housewife

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Housewife

A woman who stays home while her husband works to earn a living. Housewives generally are responsible for cooking, cleaning and child-rearing. For that reason, they form a strong demographic for products related to these activities. Housewives are less common today as women have gradually entered the workforce and more households have two breadwinners. See also: Housewife time.
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The following witness, a Hausfrau [housewife] living on the third floor of the same apartment building, claimed to have witnessed the incident from her window.
There was, for example, the pioneering "Mary Tyler Moore" show in which the workplace - in this case, a television station - suggested possibilities for the "new woman" that were markedly different from those that surrounded the dutiful, suburban hausfrau Mary Tyler Moore had played on the older "Dick Van Dyke Show.
Adlon's film focused on the effect that the arrival of a stereotypical Bavarian housewife (a fastidious German Hausfrau played by Marianne Sagebrecht) has on the relaxed African American lady owner of an isolated truck stop.
She's a Long Island hausfrau who is deeply devoted to her designer lifestyle.
Thinking to impress the hausfrau, I hastily made up the bed with the newly acquired linens, not taking the time or trouble to wash and rinse them first, imagining how thrilled she'd be at my uncharacteristic burst of domestic enterprise.
00pm AFTER last week's quiet switch between a German hausfrau and an ageing English ladette, expect more fireworks tonight.
we can still revel in the four nods the movie received and so richly deserves: Best Screenplay (Haynes), Best Actress (Julianne Moore, whose '50s hausfrau couldn't be more different from the one she portrays in The Hours), Best Original Score (Elmer Bernstein), and Best Cinematography (Ed Lachman).
Kazzia, a big plain German hausfrau of a filly, is as tough as you could wish and, as I forewarned last week, became the one to beat after Epsom was hit by a midweek deluge that made the Oaks a real test.
The bedroom sensor of your HausFrau smart-home network also notices you're awake, and reverses the polarity of polymer linings in the house's south- and east-facing windows, blinking them from dark to transparent to let the morning sunlight in.
The six-foot McTeer left us breathless as the vivacious single mom in Tumbleweeds, a hyperkinetic Nora in an imported London stage version of A Doll's House, and a malcontent hausfrau in The King Is Alive.
Martha is finally being treated as the CEO of a company called Omnimedia, not as a bitchy hausfrau.
Headings such as "Hitze und Herzklopfen" (Heat and Palpitations), "Sie folgt dem buschigen Pferdeschwanz," "Pathetisch erleuchtete Hausfrau," and "Was werden die Leute sagen" show where the author finds her material, which is only rarely presented in a conventional manner.