Definitions for: Huswife






Webster (1913) Definition: Hus"wife, n. [OE. huswif; hus house + wif wife. Cf.
Hussy a housewife, Housewife.] [Written also
housewife.]
1. A female housekeeper; a woman who manages domestic
affairs; a thirfty woman. ``The bounteous huswife
Nature.'' --Shak.

The huswife is she that do labor doth fall.
--Tusser.

2. A worthless woman; a hussy. [Obs.] --Shak.

3. [See Hussy a bag.] A case for sewing materials. See
Housewife. --Cowper.


Hus"wife, v. t.
To manage with frugality; -- said of a woman. --Dryden.

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