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A simple washable dress worn for housework.



a relatively simple and inexpensive dress suitable for housework.
[1895–1900, Amer.]


[ˈhaʊsdres] Nvestido m de casa, vestido m sencillo
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My blue housedress looks so well, turned and freshly trimmed, that I feel as if I'd got a new one.
Doubtless there was liberal foot shuffling and nervous laughter while they hovered over the fragrant steam billowing from their mugs, since Jocelyn, fed up with her husband's puerile antics and otiose ways, and self-conscious of her grubby living room and old housedress, somewhat fancied the sheriff as well.
The set here on Stage 9 at Sony Pictures Studios was a near-perfect duplicate of a suburban American home of the 1950s, with a vintage refrigerator in the kitchen and a stone fireplace in the living room, where a wife clad in a coat and housedress put down her bag of groceries and placed her arms around her hardworking husband at the end of a long day.
A group funded by restaurants began running ads in New York branding Bloomberg - shown in a housedress and scarf - as "the nanny".
It revealed slippers, a pale blue housedress, and then all of Doc Mary.
39) Within the historical context of cold war America, it is a stunningly transgressive image: a husband, in a housedress, helping his wife with various domestic chores.
She always wore a cotton housedress over a pair of men's jeans and men's thick rubber gumboots.
Mom left her busy chores of farm and household and, in her housedress and the 2-inch heeled shoes which she always wore, she came out and played softball with us in the uneven cow pasture.
She reminded me of my grandmother in many ways--milky white hair, a blue-and-yellow housedress with pockets sewn on the front, and stockings that were all jumbled.
Arbid's maid character, although often depicted in a cotton housedress, chooses body-revealing outfits to wear on her weekly day off, and viewers see her trying on different garments in front of a mirror and her employer's niece.
She had the tan housedress on, but it didn't matter--she was not my mother.
Ana, a plump, middle-aged Mexican curandera (healer), wore a housedress and oversized glasses and led me into her private chapel, or capilla, which was adjacent to her house.