widow's mite


noun

a small contribution given cheerfully by one who can ill afford it. Mark 12:41–44.

Nearby words

  1. widow,
  2. widow bird,
  3. widow woman,
  4. widow's benefit,
  5. widow's cruse,
  6. widow's peak,
  7. widow's walk,
  8. widowed,
  9. widower,
  10. widowhood

Origin of widow's mite

First recorded in 1585–95

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British Dictionary definitions for widow's mite

widow's mite

noun

a small contribution given by a person who has very little

Word Origin for widow's mite

allusion to Mark 12:43

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