Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: douagiere, from douer 'to give, endow'

dowager

noun
     
dow‧a‧ger [countable]
1 a woman from a high social class who has land or a title from her dead husband:
the dowager Duchess of Devonshire
2 informal a respected and impressive old lady

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