how to pronounce housewife


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housewife is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of housewife in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… Robin barns is a housewife Fred Barnes …”

meanings of housewife


  1. A little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work.
  2. The wife of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a household.
  3. A woman whose main employment is homemaking, maintaining the upkeep of her home and tending to household affairs; often, such a woman whose sole [unpaid] employment is homemaking.


  1. Alternative form of housewive.

housewife frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word housewife occurs in english on average 2.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics housewife can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that housewife can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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