Meaning of wife-like in English:

wife-like

adjective

See wife

‘Perhaps he thinks you use phrases and terms about the children's father that sound too ‘wife-like’, or he is weary of hearing you mention the other parent's name so much, or he perceives a tone in your voice or a look in your eyes.’
‘I just realized my comment sounded too ‘wife-like’.’

Pronunciation

wife-like

/ˈwʌɪflʌɪk/