military widow

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

military +‎ widow

NounEdit

military widow (plural military widows)

  1. The widow of a soldier who was killed while in active service.
  2. (slang, sarcastic) The wife of a soldier who lives separate lives from their husband due to his devotion to the service, leaving the wife a virtual widow.

Usage notesEdit

(not slang): The widow does not necessarily belong to the military (most widows usually are not serving in the military)

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