woman 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.woman of the house - a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family incomewoman 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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References in classic literature ?
But the woman of the house had asked the two brigands about the hunchback, and that had alarmed them.
The Italian had mentioned the name of the spot for which they were bound, and after her death the woman of the house in which they had lived took care that Safie should arrive in safety at the cottage of her lover."
While I was yet in the full enjoyment of it, the old woman of the house said to the Master:
The woman of the house had suspected that she was in hiding from her friends, under a false name; and that she had been vainly trying to raise money, or to get some employment, on the three days when she was out for so long, and when she looked so disappointed on coming home.