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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A widow holding property received from her deceased husband.

Usage examples (34)
  • I guess a dowager is actually always a woman who inherits property from her dead husband.
  • It distinguished the dowager Mrs. Smith from the wife of her eldest son; today the word dowager, imitating the English usage, is frequently employed in...
  • Now the maid had never heard the word dowager in her life, but thought she would make a shot for it, so when his reverence asked if Mrs. MacCarthy was at home, she...
  • A dowager is a woman who doesn't dance: and her male attendant is -- what is he? for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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