Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A very young wife.
  • noun A woman who has borne children.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In that instant the shy child-wife with the serene and inviolate eyes retreated forever into the realm of memory.

    Sudden Rain

  • As one reviewer wrote about Claudia Grows Up, the third book, the novels were “like meeting old friends again,” especially the “amusing and appealing child-wife.”

    Rose Franken.

  • He has a son, Charley, who took as a child-wife a poor slip of a girl named Mungallo, with whom he lived for some time.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • Soon Charley wearied of Nelly, and again smiled on his child-wife.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • No one in Asia knows my home was in Kurgan, in the flatlands on the banks of the River Tobol, nor that my father was Prince of Kurgan and Tobol, nor that my darling Nestorova, my child-wife of a thousand lifetimes ago, swallowed up in the revolution while I was with my regiment

    Noble House

  • No one in Asia knows my home was in Kurgan, in the flatlands on the banks of the River Tobol, nor that my father was Prince of Kurgan and Tobol, nor that my darling Nestorova, my child-wife of a thousand lifetimes ago, swallowed up in the revolution while I was with my regiment

    Noble House

  • If I had not intervened, that man Angelo Ben Ezra might yet be alive and his child-wife not widowed.

    The Saracen: Land of the Infidel

  • Berman couldn't be blamed for not guessing that she was a child-wife from Tulip, Texas.

    Breakfast At Tiffany's

  • Berman couldn't be blamed for not guessing that she was a child-wife from Tulip, Texas.

    Breakfast At Tiffany's

  • I listened, but I realized that my child-wife was afraid!

    A Son of the Hills

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