fem. proper name, German, from Old High German Haduwig, a compound of two words both of which mean "strife, struggle."
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Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Neil Patrick Harris in fishnets, high heels, and glitter could be a great gag.Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014|Janice Kaplan|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hedwig calls on me to have a much more expansive energy—not so interior.
People who have only seen you in Six Feet Under and Dexter are going to be very surprised to see you as Hedwig.
One can only hope that the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch plans something like this next.Viral Video of the Day: 'Lion King' Cast Takes Broadway to Subway|Alex Chancey|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Best Actor in a Musical, Neil Patrick Harris seems like a slam dunk for Hedwig and the Angry Inch.A Tony Voter on Bryan Cranston’s Overrated LBJ, Neil Patrick Harris’s Underwhelming Hedwig|Michael Musto|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was at the time happily married, and this Hedwig belonged to former times, not now recalled with pleasure.A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis|Sigmund Freud
He was possessed by a desire, not indeed unknown to lovers, to revisit the place where he and Hedwig had met before.
Hedwig's remark about Otto's loneliness, the second that day, struck home.
There was something on his mind which the Chancellor's reference to Hedwig's picture had recalled.
But they need not have been disturbed, for Hedwig's guess was nearer the truth than Nino's reasoning.A Roman Singer|F. Marion Crawford