Origin of dowager
Examples from the Web for dowager
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
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
The Dowager Empress came to Kiev to-day to visit a convent that she has under her protection.Trapped in 'Black Russia'|Ruth Pierce
This family consistent of a dowager Lady Conway, her son and daughter.
Fancy how changed the dowager was when she now was anxious to force money on one unwilling to receive it!Caught in a Trap|John C. Hutcheson
"We of Washington are unfortunately situated in that respect," said the dowager.The Gilded Age, Complete|Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
Dorothy took the dowager's hand and looked down earnestly and affectionately into her upturned gaze.The Vanity Girl|Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for dowager
- a widow possessing property or a title obtained from her husband
- (as modifier)the dowager duchess
Word Origin for dowager
Word Origin and History for dowager
1520s, from Middle French douagere "widow with a dower" literally "pertaining to a dower," from douage "dower," from douer "endow," from Latin dotare, from dos (genitive dotis) "dowry" (see dowry).