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Topic: FAMILY

Language: Old English
Origin: wuduwe

widow

noun
     
wid‧ow [countable]
1SSF a woman whose husband has died and who has not married again:
an elderly widow who was attacked and robbed last month
a wealthy widow
2

football/golf etc widow

DS a woman whose husband spends all his free time watching football, playing golf etc - used humorously
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