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almswoman

[ ahmz-woom-uhn ]
/ ˈɑmzˌwʊm ən /
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noun, plural alms·wom·en.
a woman supported by alms.
Archaic. a woman who gives alms.
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Origin of almswoman

First recorded in 1400–50; alms + woman

usage note for almswoman

Is it almswoman or almsperson? 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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