oldwife

noun
old·​wife | \ ˈōl(d)-ˌwīf How to pronounce oldwife (audio) \

Definition of oldwife

1 : any of several marine fishes (such as an alewife, menhaden, or triggerfish)

First Known Use of oldwife

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Oldwife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oldwife. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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