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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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HERBERT ASBURY, THE FRENCH QUARTER: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE NEW ORLEANS UNDERWORLD 12 (1938) ("In Louisiana History, when mentioned at all, these girls are known as "correction girls," and they are carefully distinguished from the filles a la cassette, or casket girls, so called because they had been carefully chosen from among good middle-class families for skill in housewifely duties and excellence of character.
The photographs which gaze out side by side from the little book's first pages are portraits of Josef and Marja, the in-laws Gran never met: he in military uniform emblazoned with medals; she in housewifely attire.
Situating the queen's cookery book alongside others of its genre makes clear that the recipes are taken seriously and, in fact, that such cookery is a sign of housewifely virtue.
A final and truly spectacular example of housewifely self-indoctrination is the portrait of Mussolini that Antonietta has constructed out of buttons in what amounts to a kind of religious shrine, not unlike the mosaic icons of Byzantine worship.
Cheap clothes are something our Victorian ancestors could only dream of, and the essential housewifely skills of "make do and mend" were therefore passed on to each successive generation except the present one.
An exception is his Prunella de Ville - her gardening garb suggests a housewifely, mother-earth figure, but her dark glasses and flying chainsaw are something else.
In an interview with the suitably housewifely Ladies Home Journal she says she was just "being sexually provocative for the sake of being sexually provocative", and that "I think I hurt myself".
WHILE we're into housewifely top tips, here's another bit of advice that will save your toes and your flip flops from double disaster.
Although Knight attempts to play the part of hostess of the "family" dinner, and "[w]ith housewifely pride .
The day after the execution, Chaumette, a journalist on Le Moniteur, warned readers to remember Olympe de Gouges, the first woman to establish women's associations, who abandoned her housewifely duties to meddle in the Republic and whose head rolled under the avenging blade of the law.
Nearly every major comedian who broke through in the 1950s and 1960s was a cultural harbinger: Sahl, of a new political cynicism; Lenny Bruce, of the sexual, pharmaceutical, and linguistic revolution (and the anything-goes nature of comedy itself); Dick Gregory, of racial unrest; Bill Cosby and Godfrey Cambridge, of racial harmony; Phyllis Diller, of housewifely complaint; Mike Nichols, Elaine May, and Woody Allen, of self-analytical angst and a rearrangement of male-female relations; Start Freeberg and Bob Newhart, of the encroaching, pervasive manipulation by the advertising and public relations culture; Mel Brooks, of the Yiddish-ization of American comedy .