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child wife

a very young wife.
Origin of child wife
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For the child wife must be taught the duties of housewifery.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard
  • That's the wife of Senator Colman—his child wife, so they call her.

    Unleavened Bread

    Robert Grant
  • She was full o' talk, and she was ninety-odd an' asthmatic, but he'd come home from them visits an' call me his child wife.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough

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