little woman


Definition of little woman

: wife

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Synonyms for little woman


helpmate, helpmeet, lady, madam, missus (or missis), Mrs., old lady, wife, wifey, woman [chiefly dialect]

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Examples of little woman in a Sentence

I'll check with the little woman about whether we can go.

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The photo Emma posted is a Polaroid of her and the other little women of the cast: Saoirse Ronan as Jo, Florence Pugh as Amy and Eliza Scanlan as Beth. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Emma Watson Shared a New Photo of "Little Women" Castmates Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet," 14 Dec. 2018 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, "Breaking: Who Does the Dishes Could Save You and Your Husband From Divorce," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of little woman

1715, in the meaning defined above

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to boil down or concentrate

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