noun Older Use.
Origin of widow woman
Examples from the Web for widow woman
I got a sister living there—Sarah Treleaven her name is—a widow-woman, and sells fish.News from the Duchy|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He lived as a lodger at the house of a widow-woman, and was a great humorist in all parts of his life.Essays and Tales|Joseph Addison
Widow-woman and widow-man; are used for widow and widower, especially in Ulster: but widow-woman is heard everywhere.English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
My father was a hind on the Milton farm, and my mother is aye loot keep the house, now that shes a widow-woman.Merkland|Mrs. Oliphant
Leaving Tewkesbury, we passed to Warwick, where in the evening we had a meeting with many sober people at a widow-woman's house.George Fox|George Fox