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Pronunciation: (hous'wīf" or, usually, huz'if for 2), [key]
n., pl. -wivesPronunciation: (-wīvz"), [key]
v., -wifed, -wif•ing.


n.
1. a married woman who manages her own household, esp. as her principal occupation.
2. Brit.a sewing box; a small case or box for needles, thread, etc.

v.t., v.i.
Archaic.to manage with efficiency and economy, as a household.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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