little woman

noun

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 Yet at the center of this world—and of the novel—is a drab little woman who has no time for frivolity. Anna Mundow, WSJ, 22 Sep. 2022 Thompson is also a disability rights speaker, facilitator and consultant who has osteogenesis imperfecta (commonly known as brittle bone disease) and is also a little woman who uses a wheelchair, and is hard of hearing. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Aug. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1715, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of little woman was in 1715

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“Little woman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/little%20woman. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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