a married woman considered in relation to her husband.
archaicdialecta woman, especially an old or uneducated one.
use (resources) economically:
“she husbanded their financial resources through difficult times”
late Old English (in the senses ‘male head of a household’ and ‘manager, steward’), from Old Norse húsbóndi ‘master of a house’, from hús ‘house’ + bóndi ‘occupier and tiller of the soil’. The original sense of the verb was ‘till, cultivate’.
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