Goodwife



[goo d-wahyf] /ˈgʊdˌwaɪf/

noun, plural goodwives
[goo d-wahyvz] /ˈgʊdˌwaɪvz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Chiefly Scot. the mistress of a household.
2.
(initial capital letter) Archaic. a title of respect for a woman.
/ˈɡʊdˌwaɪf/
noun (archaic) (pl) -wives
1.
the mistress of a household
2.
a woman not of gentle birth: used as a title

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