Definition of husbandlike in US English:

husbandlike

adjective

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

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

adverb

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

husbandlike

/ˈhʌzb(ə)ndlʌɪk/