golf widow

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golf widow (plural golf widows)

  1. (idiomatic) A woman who is deprived of her husband's time and attention due to his regular absence in order to play golf.
    • 1900 Aug. 12, "Women Here and There," New York Times, p. 15:
      It is claimed that the next best thing a golf widow can do if she cannot fill her lonely hours with croquet is to assume a devout interest in her husband's game.
    • 2003 Oct. 6, Tessa Boase, "In search of the best spas," The Telegraph (UK) (retrieved 14 Dec 2008):
      "It's about being a golf widow," shrugged Rita. "What do women do when their husbands are playing golf?"