A military man's stay-at-home wife. Sometimes keeps up with the arduous tasks of shining boots, picking up laundry, and shopping, but mostly just a strain on meager Department of Defense budgets, and the military husband. The name is derived from where said wife spends most of her time, and the number 6 is the designation for a commander of a Company/Troop, Battalion/Squadron, Brigade/Regiment, Division or Corps.
I really wanted to go to your going-away party, but household 6 pulled my dispatch.
by Tankboy February 13, 2006
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Term used by military member to refer to their spouse. Household 6 runs things at home not only everyday but also while their spouse is away during deployments, TDYs, and training. Often raising the couples children alone, handling PCSes alone, and anything where a POA is needed for their spouse. Name originated in two parts, Household for where the spouse spends most of their time, and 6 is a designation for a commander of a Company/Troop, Battalion/Squadron, Brigade/Regiment, Division or Corps.
Last minute training, good thing my Household 6 packed my bag.
by milspouse89 January 22, 2012