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dowager

dow·a·ger

dowager

 
pronunciation:
daU jr
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the widow of a duke, king, or the like who retains a title or holdings from her dead husband.
The dowager wished that her son, now the duke, would find a suitable wife.
definition 2: a stately or dignified elderly woman, usu. of high social rank.
similar words:
matron
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