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horse-godmother

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large masculine woman, coarsely fat.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • You ain't like that old horse-godmother, your mother.

    Vanity Fair

  • Lady Bullfinch, who happened to pass by, as a horse-godmother, whom he had seen at cover with a cigar in her face, Blanche too expressed her detestation of the sports of the field, and said it would make her shudder to think of a dear sweet little fox being killed, on which Foker laughed and waltzed with renewed vigour and grace.

    The History of Pendennis

  • The innocent soul, that had felt her delicacy so much disturbed by the horse-godmother rudeness of the men-fellows!

    The Adventures of Hugh Trevor

  • 'Men fellows are very rude horse-godmother kind of creatures,' said the young lady.

    The Adventures of Hugh Trevor

  • You ain’t like that old horse-godmother, your mother.

    Vanity Fair

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