almswoman

[ahmz-woo m-uh n]

noun, plural alms·wom·en.

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

Nearby words

  1. almous,
  2. alms,
  3. almsgiver,
  4. almshouse,
  5. almsman,
  6. almucantar,
  7. almuce,
  8. almug,
  9. alnico,
  10. aloadae

Origin of almswoman


Usage note

See -woman.

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British Dictionary definitions for almswoman

almswoman

noun plural -women

archaic a woman who gives or receives alms
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