other woman


Definition of other woman

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

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tired of being the other woman, she gave him an ultimatum: divorce his wife or take a hike
Recent Examples on the Web Besides Twigs, the other woman named in the suit was Karolyn Pho, a stylist who is also a former girlfriend of LaBeouf's, who described traumatic experiences with LaBeouf during their relationship. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Sia alleges Shia LaBeouf 'emotionally hurt' her, shows support for FKA twigs' lawsuit against him," 14 Dec. 2020 The only other woman with more No. 1 albums than Swift is Madonna, with nine. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "Taylor Swift’s ‘Evermore’ Arrives at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart," 20 Dec. 2020 This time, the other woman in the case appealed, feeling the sanctions were inadequate. Kenny Jacoby, Nancy Armour And Jessica Luther, USA Today, "LSU mishandled sexual misconduct complaints against students, including top athletes," 16 Nov. 2020 After the shooting, prosecutors say LaGrone contacted the other woman Manns had been dating through a video chat feature on Facebook while her boyfriend was on the floor in the background in what appeared to be a pool of blood. Suzanne Baker, chicagotribune.com, "Charges upgraded to murder for Naperville-area woman charged with shooting her boyfriend," 20 Nov. 2020 Despite promising to leave the other woman, Eli temporizes endlessly. Washington Post, "Ken Follett’s latest epic is among the best audiobooks this month," 17 Nov. 2020 For the prosecution, Assistant U.S. Attorney John Dougherty introduced letters Edwards had written to the other woman and witnesses who described his argument with his wife on the night of her death. Smithsonian Magazine, "The Case of the Autographed Corpse," 19 Nov. 2020 Bloom, the daughter of famed attorney Gloria Allred, says several other woman have come forward with allegations against the producer. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Diplo's Attorney Denies 'Revenge Porn' Allegations: 'In No Way Has My Client Violated Any Law'," 17 Nov. 2020 The Ganyo's tell Afi and her mother that the other woman is ugly, muscular, an alcoholic, and an unfit mom. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "'His Only Wife' Is a Refreshingly Modern Ghanaian Love Story," 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of other woman

1855, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Other woman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/other%20woman. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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