grass widow

noun

Definition of grass widow

1 chiefly dialectal

a : a discarded mistress
b : a woman who has had an illegitimate child
2a : a woman whose husband is temporarily away from her
b : a woman divorced or separated from her husband

First Known Use of grass widow

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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