[hous-wawr-ming] /ˈhaʊsˌwɔr mɪŋ/
a party to celebrate a person’s or family’s move to a new home.
“celebration of a new home,” 1570s, from house (n.) + present participle of warm.
[hous-wahyf or, usually, huhz-if for 2] /ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf or, usually, ˈhʌz ɪf for 2/ noun, plural housewives [hous-wahyvz] /ˈhaʊsˌwaɪvz/ (Show IPA) 1. Sometimes Offensive. a married woman who manages her own household, especially as her principal occupation. 2. British. a sewing box; a small case or box for needles, thread, etc. verb (used with or without […]
[hous-wahyf-lee] /ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf li/ adjective 1. of, like, or befitting a . /ˈhaʊsˌwaɪflɪ/ adjective 1. prudent and neat; domestic: housewifely virtues
[hous-wahy-fuh-ree, -wahyf-ree] /ˈhaʊsˌwaɪ fə ri, -ˌwaɪf ri/ noun 1. the function or work of a housewife; housekeeping.
/ˈhaʊsˌwaɪfɪ/ adjective 1. suitable for or typical of a housewife