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His father was a merchant navy officer and his mother a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His father is a business consultant and his mother a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His father was an engineer, his mother a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or a bored, rich housewife thing? Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is little evidence of the suburban housewife here. Times, Sunday Times (2011)How else is the bored housewife supposed to exercise those tricky sets of muscles? Times, Sunday Times (2009)She genuinely wanted to be a good mother and housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2011)My father was a lawyer and my mother was a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His mother was a housewife and his father a saxophonist. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His mother was a housewife and his father a forestry worker with his own timber business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My father was a civil engineer and my mother was a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His father was a miner and his mother a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His father was a civil servant and his mother a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Their father was an engineer and draughtsman who ran his own business and their mother was a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Housewives' favourite takes to wearing vivid polka dot. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Answer: a love triangle involving two escaped convicts and a bored housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My mother was a housewife - the heart of the family. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His father worked in coat manufacturing, his mother was a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His father was county surveyor for Powys and his mother a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her father was a plastics manufacturer in Manchester and her mother a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was clear that many viewed the famed incompetence of the modern English housewife and mother with bemusement. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Her father worked as a clerk in the Egyptian ministry of education and her mother was a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2015)My mother was a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But it is their clean-cut image that has earned them their lucrative status as a housewives' favourite. The Sun (2008)We need to jettison our rose-tinted spectacles and realise that a nation of housewives were often bored, repressed and chronically depressed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And the housewives' favourite was his usual bubbly self as he gave a TV interview. The Sun (2007)

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Translations for 'housewife'

British English: housewife /ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf/ NOUN
A housewife is a married woman who does not have a paid job, but instead looks after her home and children.
She was a housewife and mother of four children.
  • American English: housewife
  • Arabic: رَبَّةُ الـمَنْزِلُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dona de casa
  • Chinese: 家庭主妇
  • Croatian: domaćica
  • Czech: žena v domácnosti
  • Danish: hjemmegående husmor
  • Dutch: huisvrouw
  • European Spanish: ama de casa
  • Finnish: kotirouva
  • French: femme au foyer
  • German: Hausfrau
  • Greek: νοικοκυρά
  • Italian: casalinga
  • Japanese: 主婦
  • Korean: 주부
  • Norwegian: husmor
  • Polish: gospodyni domowa
  • European Portuguese: dona de casa
  • Romanian: casnică
  • Russian: домохозяйка
  • Latin American Spanish: ama de casa
  • Swedish: hemmafru
  • Thai: แม่บ้าน
  • Turkish: evkadını
  • Ukrainian: домогосподарка
  • Vietnamese: bà nội trợ

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