[ahmz-woo m-uh n]

noun, plural alms·wom·en.

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

Origin of almswoman

Usage note

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for almswoman

almsman, cadger, mendicant, panhandler

British Dictionary definitions for almswoman


noun plural -women

archaic a woman who gives or receives alms
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