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widow woman

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noun Older Use.
  1. a widow.
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Origin of widow woman

First recorded in 1605–15
Also called widow lady.
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Examples from the Web for widow woman

Historical Examples

  • The boy said that she was a widow-woman, who had got no husband, because he was dead.

    Wessex Tales

    Thomas Hardy

  • 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

  • "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.

  • Widow-woman and widow-man; are used for widow and widower, especially in Ulster: but widow-woman is heard everywhere.


British Dictionary definitions for widow woman

widow woman

noun
  1. archaic, or dialect another term for widow (def. 1)
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