By origin, the word wifey is an informative way of referring to one’s wife.
Other than that, wifey refers to that extraordinary person you love and want to spend every minute with.
She’s the one you can have fun with and with whom you understand each other.
Everyone needs a wifey. Otherwise life is flavorless and gray.
The origin of the diminution of the word wife can be traced back to the 18th century, as well as the peak of its application in conversations and literature.
It has been in use in the English language, ever since, mostly by Americans, since Brits tend to use missus instead, although we may encounter this cute way of calling our better halves all over the world.
Spread and Usage
The term has seen better days, though, seeing how its usage is at an all-time low.
It has been first defined by Urban Dictionary in 2003, and has been written about in several other articles, all describing that same special person in a different way.