other woman


: a woman with whom a married man has an affair
usually used with the

Examples of other woman in a Sentence

tired of being the other woman, she gave him an ultimatum: divorce his wife or take a hike
Recent Examples on the Web Sophie and Rob Last week, Sophie moved out of Rob’s home and into a rental after finding explicit photo and video exchanges with other women on his phone. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 13 Nov. 2023 In fact, she’s spent much of her life plagued by the assumption that other women don’t like her. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 13 Nov. 2023 Afterward, Phillips took some time to mourn her little girl, Miley Rose, but her social media followers began pushing her to take more action to help other women avoid what happened to her. Cristina Corujo, CBS News, 13 Nov. 2023 Marvel reappears as the many other women in his life, including his wives and his mother, while Jason Kravits plays a series of friends and social rivals. Vulture, 2 Nov. 2023 Pretty soon other women were following her lead, buying their own walking pads, firing up their favorite shows or movies, and—crucially—not changing out of their big, comfy sweatpants. Stephanie McNeal, Glamour, 31 Oct. 2023 Surrounded by other grieving people, the tears streaming, at one point Habil started slapping her own face repeatedly, until someone pulled her arms to stop her and other women came forward to comfort her. Lawahez Jabari, NBC News, 22 Oct. 2023 The data showed that the disappearance of a White woman was far more likely to make the news than those of other women or White men. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2023 The site’s immediate popularity encouraged other women’s websites and magazines to loosen their style guides and expand their coverage. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 10 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of other woman was in 1855

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“Other woman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/other%20woman. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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