almswoman

[ ahmz-woo m-uh n ]
/ ˈɑmzˌwʊm ən /

noun, plural alms·wom·en.

a woman supported by alms.
Archaic. a woman who gives alms.

Origin of almswoman

Usage note

See -woman.
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British Dictionary definitions for almswoman

almswoman

/ (ˈɑːmzwʊmən) /

noun plural -women

archaic a woman who gives or receives alms
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