merry widow

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  1. a woman's undergarment consisting of a strapless brassiere and short corset with attached garters.

Origin of merry widow

First recorded in 1950–55; named after The Merry Widow, an operetta (1905) by Franz Lehár; formerly a trademark

Words Nearby merry widow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use merry widow in a sentence

  • Housman then asked her to sing a song from The merry widow, which she did.

    Passing By | Maurice Baring
  • The merry widow gave the gang the wink, said Iky, cynically.

  • "I think your description of Mrs. Halton as the merry widow is a particularly unfortunate one," remarked Lindfield.

    Daisy's Aunt | E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
  • Marriage, according to the merry widow-reno, is a "perfectly lovely experience to have had!"

    A Guide to Men | Helen Rowland
  • He pointed out that this would be the last time they could listen to the strains of the "merry widow Waltz."

    The Nature Faker | Richard Harding Davis