make (someone) an honest woman

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make (someone) an honest woman

old-fashioned + humorous
: to marry (a woman, especially a woman one has already had sex with)

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

honest play
  1. : free from fraud or deception : legitimate, truthful

  2. : genuine, real

  3. : humble, plain

  1. : in a genuine or honest (see 1honest) manner : honestly

  2. : with all sincerity

woman play
  1. : an adult female person

  2. : a woman belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : womankind


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