- a discarded mistress.
- a woman who has borne an illegitimate child.
Origin of grass widow
OTHER WORDS FROM grass widowgrass·wid·ow·hood, noun
Words nearby grass widow
How to use grass widow in a sentence
That was accomplished by cops such as the one whose picture was clutched so tightly by his widow on Sunday.
The one caveat: Asprey advises only buying butter made from grass-fed or pastured cows.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food|DailyBurn|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How many will be there for the young widow of Wenjian Liu, married only two months?Any Outrage Out There for Ramos and Liu, Protesters?|Mike Barnicle|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Liu had been married just two months before and his wife now stood in this Brooklyn hospital, a sudden widow because of a madman.
A tugboat improbably sits high on the bank, obscured by tall grass, a broken oil rig hangs over the water nearby.
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
The grass had a delightful fragrance, like new-mown hay, and was neatly wound around the tunnel, like the inside of a bird's-nest.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
She threw out her arms as if swimming when she walked, beating the tall grass as one strikes out in the water.
The weed growing over every water, and at the bank of the river, shall be pulled up before all grass.
Sometimes it was a young girl, again a widow; but as often as not it was some interesting married woman.
British Dictionary definitions for grass widow
Word Origin for grass widow
Other Idioms and Phrases with grass widow
A woman who is separated from her husband, either by divorce or temporary absence. For example, She's a grass widow these days, with Herb traveling to golf tournaments all over the country. The expression dates from the 16th century, when it referred to the mother of an illegitimate child, grass presumably alluding to the open-air setting of the child's conception.