Origin of dowager
OTHER WORDS FROM dowagerdow·a·ger·ism, noun
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How to use dowager in a sentence
When I tell her that Clooney is rumored to also kiss the Dowager Countess during the episode, she chuckles.Elizabeth McGovern on the ‘Downton Abbey’ Xmas Album and Lady Grantham’s Kiss with George Clooney|Marlow Stern|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vacations are as mysterious to me as weekends are to the Dowager Countess of Grantham.One First-Timer’s Adventures in Culebra and Puerto Rico|Kara Cutruzzula|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dame Maggie Smith's fiery Dowager Countess will get a confidante in the form of Lady Shackleton, played by Dame Harriet Walters.The Red Blooded Blue Bloods Hoping To Mend Lady Mary's Heart|Tom Sykes|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Since her husband's death in 1999, she has been queen dowager of Jordan.Queen Noor of Jordan Demanded her Gardener Grow Mangoes in Chilly England|Tom Sykes|May 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He called up his mother, the dowager countess, and asked her to come over and look after the children.Lord Lucan’s Whereabouts: The Tabloid Rebirth of a Decades-Old Crime|William Coles|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How little did he divine that the letter of the doctor was called forth by a communication from the countess-dowager.
The old dowager's voice toned down, and she pulled her black feathers straight upon her head.
The doctor had been spending Easter at Cannes, and the dowager had devoutly prayed that he might not yet return.
And the countess-dowager fanned herself complacently, and neither she nor Maude cared for the absence of a groomsman.
The countess-dowager was not very adroit at spelling and composition, whether French or English, as you observe.
British Dictionary definitions for dowager
- a widow possessing property or a title obtained from her husband
- (as modifier)the dowager duchess