A married woman, especially in relation to her spouse.
* (The Fisherman and His Wife)
* , chapter=10
- My wife and I have decided to have a baby.
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife
they seemed to be brothers.}}
The female of a pair of mated animals.
Although not common, wife'' can be used with ''the to indicate one's own wife. For instance, "I'd like to go, but the wife wants me home." More commonly, "my wife".
* (married woman) better half, life partner, little woman (slang), partner, significant other, spouse
* See also
* (married woman) husband, were (obsolete)
(Terms derived from the noun "wife")
* (From woman) alewife
* (partner) co-wife
* (partner) ex-wife
* (woman) fishwife
* (woman) goodwife
* (partner) housewife
* (partner) huswife
* (partner) man and wife/I now declare you man and wife
* (woman) midwife
* (woman) old wife/old-wife/oldwife
* (woman) pudding-wife
* (partner) trophy wife
* (partner) wife-beater
* (woman/partner) wifehood
* (partner) wifeless
* (woman) wifely
* (partner) wifey
(Australia, New Zealand, slang) A hen; a cooked chicken; a chicken dressed for cooking.
* 2005 , , The Complete Burke?s Backyard: The Ultimate Book of Fact Sheets ,
* 2006', Judith Brett, ''The '''Chook in the Australian Unconscious'', in Peter Beilharz, Robert Manne, ''Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays ,
- Worm chickens once every three months and, if an occasional lice problem occurs, spray the inside of the chook shed with Coopex.
* 2011 , Helen Maczkowiackpeglerpegler, An Awkward Fit ,
- This little book, with its meticulous pencil drawings of chooks' in mechanical contraptions and photos to show the machine in operation with a white leghorn called Gregory Peck, is evidence of both the sadism inspired by the ' chook ?s comparatively flightless fate and the laughter we use to defend ourselves against the knowledge of that sadism.
(Australia, dated) A fool.
- She decided to dig her way under the fence into their chook house and had great fun running around and biting the necks of about eight chooks' and leaving them half-dead and bleeding. The neighbour was furious, and unfortunately it was Dad?s birthday, so when he arrived home from work, Mum said ‘Happy birthday and(sic) darling. Guess what? Your dog has half-killed most of the neighbour?s ' chooks .’
* chook chaser
* chook poop
* chook raffle
* chook wheel