- a widow.
Origin of widow woman
First recorded in 1605–15
Also called widow lady.
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Examples from the Web for widow woman
The boy said that she was a widow-woman, who had got no husband, because he was dead.Wessex Tales
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
"I wish I was like Cousin Leonora, born a widow-woman," she remarked, regarding the doubtful future askance.The Storm Centre
Charles Egbert Craddock
Mrs. Treloar was a widow-woman with a bit of property—just comfortable, as times go.Cornish Saints and Sinners
J. Henry Harris
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
- archaic, or dialect another term for widow (def. 1)