Definition of Huswife

1. n. A female housekeeper; a woman who manages domestic affairs; a thirfty woman.



2. v. t. To manage with frugality; -- said of a woman.

Definition of Huswife

1. Noun. (obsolete) A housewife. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A worthless woman; hussy. ¹

3. Noun. A small case containing scissors, thread, needles(,) and other sewing things. ¹

4. Verb. (context: said of a woman) To manage with frugality. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Huswife

1. a sewing kit [n -WIFES or -WIVES]

Medical Definition of Huswife

1. 1. A female housekeeper; a woman who manages domestic affairs; a thirfty woman. "The bounteous huswife Nature." "The huswife is she that do labour doth fall." (Tusser) 2. A worthless woman; a hussy. 3. [See Hussy a bag] A case for sewing materials. See Housewife. Origin: OE. Huswif; hus house + wif wife. Cf. Hussy a housewife, Housewife Alternative forms: housewife. To manage with frugality; said of a woman. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Huswife

hussifs
hussy
husting
hustings
hustle-bustle
hustle alarm
hustle and bustle
hustled
hustlers
hustles
hustling
hustlings
huswife (current term)
huswifely
huswifery
huswifes
huswives
hut
hutch
hutch bladder diverticulum
hutched
hutches
hutching
hutchinson's melanotic freckle
hutchinson syndrome
hutchinsonite
hutchlike

Literary usage of Huswife

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1878)
"If huswife doth that, as belongeth to hur: if husband be ... 3 The huswife is she that to labour doth fall, the labour of hir I doo ..."

2. Five Hundred Pointes of Good Husbandrie by Thomas Tusser (1878)
"If huswife doth that, as belongeth to hur: if husband be ... 3 The huswife is she that to labour doth fall, the labour of hir I doo ..."

3. Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry: As Well for the Champion Or Open by Thomas Tusser, William Fordyce Mavor (1812)
"OF huswife, doth huswifery challenge that name, Of huswifery, huswife doth likewise ... The name of a huswife, what is it to say ? The wife of the house, ..."

4. Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce Books by William Beloe (1814)
"THE ENGLISH huswife. f IN my account of books on Rural Sports, I lamented the loss of " The English huswife, Vol. H. p. 244. In a copy of one of Mark- ham's ..."

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