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Oooops! On spelling - re: Grass Widow
Posted by: Gloria Hursey Date: March 05, 2001 at 04:53:41
In Reply to: Mattoon, Carter County, Mo. by Beverly Wright Johnson of 167

UNDER 2, b., IT SHOULD SAY "SEPARATED" NOT SEARATED. SORRY ABOUT THAT!

Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary:
Grass widow (noun)
First appeared 1528

1. Chiefly dialect.
a: a discarded mistress.
b: a woman who has had an illegitimate child.

2. a: a woman whose husband is temporarily away from her.
b: a woman divorced or searated (THIS SHOULD READ "SEPARATED") from her husband.


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