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Language: Old English
Origin: wif 'woman, wife'

wife

noun
     
wife S1 W1 plural wives [countable]
the woman that a man is married to [↪ husband, spouse]:
Have you met my wife?
a refuge for battered wives
his second wife
ex-wife/former wife
He threatened to kill his ex-wife's boyfriend.

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