guidwife

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

guid (good) +‎ wife (woman)

Noun[edit]

guidwife (plural guidwifes)

  1. wife
    • 1825, Archibald Crawfurd, Tales of my grandmother
      The guidwife had repeatedly given Peter the hint to throw the shawl into the bed, as it would be there concealed till the husband was gone []

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