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[daw-ter-in-law] /ˈdɔ tər ɪnˌlɔ/
noun, plural daughters-in-law.
the wife of one's son.
Origin of daughter-in-law
1350-1400; Middle English doughter in lawe Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Mary, you are just as foolish as his daughter-in-law," said Mrs. North, impatiently.

  • "My daughter-in-law is crying her eyes out," the Captain sighed.

  • Why, his daughter-in-law; Lady Vargrave was a widow,—a Mrs. Cameron.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • In other homes the daughter-in-law serves her mother-in-law.

  • “My daughter-in-law is crying her eyes out,” the Captain sighed.

    An Encore Margaret Deland
British Dictionary definitions for daughter-in-law


noun (pl) daughters-in-law
the wife of one's son
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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