Housewife

(redirected from housewives)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Moreover, housewives and working women have different schedules and preferences for eating because of the difference in their daily routine.
Just saying," commented another Housewives fan from across the pond.
CVD risk factors, particularly HTN and obesity also occur with different frequencies in employed women and housewives, with homemakers showing an increased risk of HTN in contrast to employed women.7,8 The current study was planned to assess HTN prevalence among housewives and working women, and to determine the relationship of dietary practices with HTN.
Despite rumors alleging (https://www.ibtimes.com/did-real-housewives-atlanta-star-nene-leakes-diss-kenya-moores-baby-2730105) Nene would be "furious" over Kenya's return, the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Season 11 star previously told (https://www.eonline.com/news/1031869/this-is-how-nene-leakes-would-shake-up-the-real-housewives-of-atlanta) E!
Gemma who has reportedly lost two and a half stone during her time on Dancing on Ice will have a cameo role in The Only Way Is Essex ITV sister show Real Housewives of Cheshire when it returns to ITVBe.
But, the specialty of this village is that the housewives are not falling behind while the men are working in the field.
The deputy prime minister said at its soft launch today that i-Suri gives non-working housewives access to quality social security currently enjoyed by EPF members.
I find it's the strong women who are the housewives. You have to be because it's bloody hard work.
Dawn Ward, Tanya Bardsley, Lauren Simon, Rachel Lugo, Ester Dohnalova and Seema Malhotra will all return to the show as housewives, with Stacey Forsey, Nermina Pieters-Mekic and Christine McGuiness featuring as guest housewives.
The UAE Civil Defence has organised courses in fire prevention and safety for housewives in the UAE, authorities announced on Tuesday.
Motivation, Pakistani housewives, learning English language, reasons for learning
irrational, untrue things, maybe thinking of him as a Housewives star