[ hous-wahyf or, usually, huhz-if for 2 ]
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The housewives admired her economy, the patients her politeness, the poor her charity.

Around him gathers the crowd of housewives, ready for the auction.

His decision against a high heel flattens the housewives by an inch.

Thoroughly well-meaning, Mrs. Handover was the most incompetent of housewives.

The preserves included every variety known to housewives and a few more.

Up these steps all the housewives must go to reach the market.

I would say to housewives, be not daunted by one failure, nor by twenty.

Housewives know where to find their poultry, crayfish, cheese, or oranges.

It was after sundown, and the housewives stood in their doorways and watched for their husbands.

But after a time he found that housewives were unwilling to give him anything to eat.