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, 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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The settlement comes about two weeks after two other women reached monetary arrangements with the county to settle similar lawsuits. Jeff Mcdonald, sandiegouniontribune.com, "County settles third sexual misconduct case against deputy; 12 more lawsuits still unresolved," 18 May 2018 Only one of Lauer's accusers who worked at NBC has been willing to speak publicly, even though several other women have made complaints behind the scenes. Sarah Ellison, chicagotribune.com, "With new allegations against Tom Brokaw, NBC faces skepticism in remedying sexual harassment," 26 Apr. 2018 Last year, Hart and Lloyd co-authored a beautiful cookbook with two other women who run the farm: Lloyd’s daughter, Jennifer Lloyd-Karr, and Elizabeth Young. Catherine M. Allchin, The Seattle Times, "Meals at Stowel Lake Farm celebrate its organic vegetable garden, and its intergenerational community," 5 Feb. 2019 Two other women made similar accusations against him, but declined to be identified. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Eric Schneiderman, powerful Dem who took on Weinstein, is accused of violence against women, drug abuse in shocking report," 2 Oct. 2018 By contrast, just two other women from Russia have flown into space since then, Yelena Kondakova (1994 and 1997) and Yelena Serova (2014). Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Russia is down to a single female cosmonaut, and she may never fly," 17 Aug. 2018 Helen Clark, one of two other women who have been New Zealand’s prime minister, said Thursday in an email that the nation had taken Ms. Ardern’s pregnancy in stride. New York Times, "New Zealand’s Leader, Jacinda Ardern, Delivers a Baby Girl," 21 June 2018 Cook County Circuit Judge Carol Howard handed down the sentence after hearing the victim and two other women testify Tuesday that Marc Winner had violently raped them. Megan Crepeau, chicagotribune.com, "Ex-tanning salon owner given 13 years in prison for sex assault of ex-employee," 19 June 2018 Two other women came from Guatemala with 3-year-old children, one girl nearly hairless and still in diapers. Molly Hennessy-fiske, latimes.com, "Texas Border Patrol center where immigrant families are separated draws lawmakers, protest," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of other woman

1855, in the meaning defined above

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