dowager

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From Middle French douagere, douagiere, from douage (dower), from the verb douer (to endow), from Latin dōtāre (to endow), from dōs, dōtis ("dowry").

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dowager (plural dowagers)

  1. A widow holding property or title derived from her late husband.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 6, The Younger Set[1]:
      “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, … !”
  2. Any lady of dignified bearing.

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