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grass widower

noun
  1. a man who is separated, divorced, or lives apart from his wife.
  2. a man whose wife is away from home frequently or for a long time, as on business or to pursue a sport or hobby.
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Origin of grass widower

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for grass widower

Historical Examples of grass widower

  • He was then fifty years old, a grass-widower—twice over—and on the lookout for a wife.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8

    Elbert Hubbard

  • Two old married fogies, two harum-scarum boys, and a grass-widower!

    Polly's Southern Cruise

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy


British Dictionary definitions for grass widower

grass widower

noun
  1. a man divorced, separated, or living away from his spouse
  2. a man whose spouse is regularly away for short periods
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