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dowager (plural dowagers)
- A widow holding property or title derived from her late husband.
- 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 6, The Younger Set:
- “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, the gorged dowagers, … !”
- Any lady of dignified bearing.
lady of dignified bearing
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