Meaning of husbandlike in English:

husbandlike

Pronunciation /ˈhʌzb(ə)ndlʌɪk/

adjective

  • 1rare Characteristic of or befitting a husbandman; characteristic of good husbandry; frugal, thrifty, provident.

  • 2Characteristic of, befitting, or resembling a husband.

adverb

rare
  • In a manner resembling that of a husband; like a husband. Formerly also: †frugally, thriftily (obsolete).

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Nicholas Udall (1504–1556), schoolmaster and playwright. From husband + -like.