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Language: Old English
Origin: husbonda, from Old Norse, from hus 'house' + bondi 'someone who lives in a house'

husband

1 noun
     
hus‧band1 S1 W1
1 [countable] the man that a woman is married to [↪ wife]:
Have you met my husband Roy?
2

ex-husband

a man that a woman used to be married to
3

husband and wife

a man and woman who are married to each other

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