lady of the house

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la′dy of the house′


n.
the female head of a household.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.lady of the house - a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family incomelady of the house - a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
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