baleboste

baleboste
/bah'leuh bus"teuh, -baws"-/, n. Informal.
a capable, efficient housewife, esp. a traditional Jewish one, devoted to maintaining a well-run home.
Also, balebuste /bah'leuh bus"teuh, -boos"-/.
[ < Yiddish bal(e)boste, bal(e)buste proprietress, housekeeper, housewife, equiv. to bal(e)bos, bal(e)bus proprietor, owner, master (cf. Heb ba'al habayth master of the house) + -te fem. n. suffix (cf. Aram -ta, equiv. to -t fem. suffix + -a definite article)]

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