little woman

little woman
noun Date: 1795 wife

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • little woman — noun : wife not often in formal use * * * little woman noun (facetious, mainly old) One s wife • • • Main Entry: ↑little * * * noun the little woman old fashioned + humorous + sometimes offensive used to refer to a man s wife …   Useful english dictionary

  • little woman — noun wife My little woman, said her husband dubiously, are you quite sure youre better? Or are you, Sophia, about to break out in a fresh direction? …   Wiktionary

  • little woman —    a mistress    Literally, in ponderous male humour, a wife:     I think we can take it there s a little woman in the case. (P. D. James, 1962) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • little woman — lit′tle wom′an n. usage: This term is usually perceived as insulting. off sex usu. off. a man s wife: How s the little woman?[/ex] • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • little woman — /lɪtl ˈwʊmən/ (say litl woomuhn) noun Colloquial one s wife: *when you come home after work, to kiss the little woman shows your relief that she is safe and well after your absence. –hogbotel & ffuckes, 1973 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Little Woman Love — Infobox Single Name = Little Woman Love Caption = The United States repackaged design for Little Woman Love Artist = Wings from Album = Wild Life (The Paul McCartney Collection) A side = Mary Had a Little Lamb Released = May 12, 1972 Format = 7… …   Wikipedia

  • little woman, the —  My wife …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • A Little Woman — Infobox short story | name = A Little Woman title orig = Eine kleine Frau translator = author = Franz Kafka country = Germany language = German series = genre = Short story published in = Ein Hungerkünstler publication type = publisher = Verlag… …   Wikipedia

  • the little woman — (facetious or patronizing) One s wife • • • Main Entry: ↑woman * * * a condescending way of referring to a man s wife * * * the little woman old fashioned + humorous + sometimes offensive used to refer to a man s wife He bought a bouquet of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Little Woman (cómic) — The Little Woman Publicación Formato Tira de prensa, comic book Primera edición 1953 Última edición 1965 …   Wikipedia Español

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