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[goo d-wahyf] /ˈgʊdˌwaɪf/

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


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