/ˈhʌsəf/ (say 'husuhf)

housewife (def. 2).
{Scottish and northern English dialectal spelling, or ? possibly derived from the pronunciation}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • hussif — /husˈif/ dialect form of ↑housewife, in the sense of pocket sewing kit. * * * hussif dial. f. housewife …   Useful english dictionary

  • Receptacle — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Receptacle >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 receptacle receptacle Sgm: N 1 inclosure inclosure &c. 232 Sgm: N 1 recipient recipient receiver reservatory GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 compartment compartment …   English dictionary for students

  • housewife — noun (plural housewives) 1. /ˈhaʊswaɪf / (say howswuyf) the woman in charge of a household, especially a wife who does no other job. 2. /ˈhʌsəf/ (say husuhf) Also, hussif. a small case for needles, thread, etc. {Middle English huswif, husewif} …   Australian English dictionary

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