Meaning of grass widow

grass' wid'ow

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a woman who is separated, divorced, or lives apart from her husband.
  2. a woman whose husband is away from home frequently or for a long time, as on business or to pursue a sport or hobby.
    1. a discarded mistress.
    2. a woman who has borne an illegitimate child.
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