other woman


Definition of other woman

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

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Synonyms for other woman


concubine, doxy (also doxie), mistress

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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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The two other women in our division agree with Fred and me and don't want anything to do with Carla. cleveland.com, "Dear Annie: My new co-worker is a liar and I want to get rid of her," 12 Sep. 2019 All mothers stay together, there is a network of daughters, they breast-feed the children of their close relatives, my daughter Mira is breast-fed by other women in our house. Washington Post, "A child raised by many mothers: What we can learn about parenthood from an indigenous group in Brazil," 6 Sep. 2019 But for other women in the business, the criticism is harder to shrug off. Jillian Keenan, Time, "'I Need the Money But I Feel Guilt.' How a Drought-Resistant Crop Turned Women in Kenya into Reluctant Drug Lords," 20 Aug. 2019 Police also charged the other woman in the altercation-- 23-year-old Ebony Jemison-- with manslaughter, but the grand jury declined to indict Jemison. Ivana Hrynkiw | Ihrynkiw@al.com, al.com, "Charges in Marshae Jones case explained," 28 June 2019 For other women in her position, Johnson said her advice to them is to set, and stick with, your boundaries. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Trump Accuser Alva Johnson Speaks About Being Believed, Standing Her Ground, and Her Lawsuit," 11 Mar. 2019 On Sunday, Alaska’s Allie Ostrander will race 20 blocks in midtown Manhattan with 22 other women, all but one of whom is faster than her. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Ostrander to face fast field in 5th Avenue Mile, and she can’t wait," 6 Sep. 2019 Several other women, including fellow Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, Bey's daughter Blue Ivy, her mother Tina Knowles, and friend Serena Williams, also sported the look. Kendall Trammell, CNN, "How to own your birthday like you're Queen Beyoncé herself," 4 Sep. 2019 The other woman, the victim who lives in Parma, already has a Protection Order issued through the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office protecting her from the 29-year-old Cleveland woman who posed as her during the arrest in Bay Village. cleveland.com, "New York woman becomes irate after trying to buy cigarettes: Bay Village Police Blotter," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of other woman

1855, in the meaning defined above

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