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 comparison is broadened to include an entire class of women during a discussion between Faustina and her sister, who revels in her role as Hausfrau.
And while the material deprivation of Berliners may have been limited to the occasional interruption in the sausage supply, the "parasitic" hausfrau surely observed her city's gradual reduction to rubble.
King writes that "the mask of the well-to-do young hausfrau on her way back from the market now hung in tatters and shreds.
Time is indeed running out for Lolita, a perfectly coy mistress, who will soon grow out of the ephemeral nymphet stage and become a pregnant hausfrau.
Strivers in the American mold, Max was a successful builder who'd prospered during New York City's construction boom and Anna was a Jewish hausfrau.
But in the battle of suburban hausfrau on the brink, Mary-Louise Parker emerged to take the Globe for best actress in a musical or comedy TV series for Showtime newcomer ``Weeds,'' leaving the four nominated ``Desperate Housewives'' - Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria and Emmy winner Huffman - in the potting soil.
In any case, the virtues he looked for in a wife were those unimaginative ones of the typical German Hausfrau, with her 'Kinder, Kuche and Kirche' [children, kitchen, church].
The shapeless hair becomes neat bales of cloth, stacked ready for the practical German Hausfrau, the recalcitrant skeletons that withstood the fires of the crematorium are re-cycled as fertilizer, bodies yield up fat to produce soap, and even skin is re-used as paper: one of the fluttering scraps that testify to this has, ironically, a beautiful female face drawn upon it--a grotesque inscription of lack at the very site of the inexistent whose absence it attests.
Not so, the rottweiler is the Bavarian hausfrau now: a place for everything and everything in its place.
Everyone except the foolish Jew with his ridiculous Christian airs and graces and his ersatz German hausfrau of a wife and his daughters, stood in a line waiting for their partners at the Emperor's ball.