noun, plural daugh·ters-in-law.

the wife of one's son.

Origin of daughter-in-law

1350–1400; Middle English doughter in lawe
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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.

  • In other homes the daughter-in-law serves her mother-in-law.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for daughter-in-law


noun plural daughters-in-law

the wife of one's son
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