housework housework  /ˈhaʊ ˌswɜrk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the work of cleaning and running a house

Usage(s):

  1. About half of married couples battle over housework; those with kids fight more.
  2. For the women in Apter's study, the most common flash points were issues traditionally considered maternal ones: child care and housework.
  3. A man who does housework is also going to be involved in childrearing another major benefit to the couple.

News

  1. 4th suspect in Ohio enslavement case due in court

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The first of four suspects is due in federal court in a forced labor case alleging an Ohio woman was held captive with her child, threatened and made to do housework.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. 4th suspect in Ohio enslavement case surrenders

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities alleging an Ohio woman was held captive with her child and made to do housework say a fourth suspect charged with forced labor has surrendered to authorities.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Ohio woman accuses 3 of holding her captive

    ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A woman told authorities she was held captive for more than a year by three people who forced her to do housework, raided her bank account and menaced her with snakes and pit bulls.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Now, women have a completely different point of view," Coontz says. "They say overwhelmingly - 87 percent - that it's more important to have a man who can communicate well, who can be intimate and who will share the housework than to have...
    on Jan 19, 2010 By: Stephanie Coontz Source: NPR

  2. "As I was doing some 'housework' over the weekend, I knew this was much more space than I needed," Amos wrote Friday in an e-mail message to the Quad-City Times. "I've asked that rather than try to purchase back this property, we look for...
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Martin John Amos Source: Quad City Times

  3. "Between work and the long commutes, people are exhausted when they get home," said Fukushima. "We need to regulate work hours to create a system in which men will be able to participate more in housework."
    on Nov 25, 2009 By: Mizuho Fukushima Source: AFP

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