- a very young wife.
Origin of child wife
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for child wife
I was older and I knew the world, and I ought to have remembered that my child-wife did not know it too.Wee Wifie
Rosa Nouchette Carey
Thereafter the child-wife passes into a quasi-seraglio type of life.The American Egypt
The sweet, child-wife he had loved so dearly was lost from his life forever.Little Golden's Daughter
Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
He met his child-wife at the gate and led her quickly to the house.
Fear for France and for his child-wife at the chlet had pursued him even in his sleep.