noun plural -wives

a woman who can supposedly foretell the future

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Examples from the Web for spaewife

Historical Examples of spaewife

  • He had heard of Lucky Lightfoot, the spaewife; and to her he went for assistance.

  • It was a good thing Jean was not there or she would have driven her away as a spaewife.


    M. Leonora Eyles

  • For a long period almost every one, far and near, knew her as a spaewife of no ordinary knowledge.

  • I feel ashamed of myself for ever daring to think I'm ill-used when I think of my spaewife grandmother!


    M. Leonora Eyles

  • Now Thorveig the spaewife went to see Holmgang Bersi and told him her trouble.