little woman


Definition of little woman

old-fashioned + humorous, sometimes offensive
: wife

Examples of little woman in a Sentence

I'll check with the little woman about whether we can go.
Recent Examples on the Web The millennial ideal includes a two-person wash-dry routine, rather than the little woman stacking plates into her dishwasher alone, pods of Cascade Complete in hand. Rebecca Gale, Marie Claire, 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of little woman

1715, in the meaning defined above

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“Little woman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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