[hous-wahy-fuh-ree, -wahyf-ree]
the function or work of a housewife; housekeeping.

1400–50; late Middle English huswyfery. See housewife, -ery Unabridged
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housewife (ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf)
n , pl -wives
1.  a woman, typically a married woman, who keeps house, usually without having paid employment
2.  chiefly (Brit) hussy, Also called: huswife a small sewing kit issued to soldiers

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Apprentices were taught the fine art of husbandry, housewifery, and coopering to name a few.
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