other woman


Definition of other woman 

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

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concubine, doxy (also doxie), mistress, woman

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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

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Although our length of service differs by about 10 years, my wife and other women pilots at her seniority level make choices about family matters that affect their income. WSJ, "Different Choices Lead to Different Incomes," 29 Nov. 2018 In the video, Selena and several other women stare into the camera and describe themselves in a single word. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Says She’s “Strong” in a New Video," 27 Nov. 2018 Microsoft is facing a gender-discrimination lawsuit brought by three former and present employees, who claim that they and other women were promoted slower and given fewer raises than their male peers. Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times, "Microsoft sees modest upticks in representation of women, minority employees," 14 Nov. 2018 The power duo started working together in 1999, and have been building each other up—as well as other women in Silicon Valley—ever since. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "Theresia Gouw and Sukhinder Singh Cassidy Discuss Their Friendship at Marie Claire's Power Trip Conference," 19 Oct. 2018 Earlier this year, Netanyahu's son Yair came under fire after a recording emerged of him joyriding at taxpayer expense to Tel Aviv strip clubs and making misogynistic comments about strippers, waitresses and other women. Aron Heller, Fox News, "Israeli lawmaker to PM: Dismiss US envoy over aide scandal," 16 Sep. 2018 Ultimately, Nielsen and any other woman looking to grow her family in her 50s would want to do so under the guidance of a trusted health care professional. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "Brigitte Nielsen Is Pregnant at 54–Is That Even Safe?," 31 May 2018 So the women that were elected during the 2018 midterms will help inspire other women to run for office in the future. Danush Parvaneh, Vox, "What happens when women win elections," 7 Nov. 2018 Zeiger, who is tall and athletic, with rigid military posture, watched the other women from behind her Wayfarer-style sunglasses until Landolphi pulled her up from her seat. Jim Rendon, Marie Claire, "When Female Veterans Return Home," 29 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of other woman

1855, in the meaning defined above

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