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tallywoman (plural tallywomen)
- A woman who conducts the tally trade.
- (informal, regional, archaic) A woman who cohabits (with someone) outside of marriage.
- 1890, F.C. Birkbeck Terry, “Tally-woman”, in Notes and Queries, page 297:
- It is used in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, and, I dare say, various other counties. A tally-woman is the mistress of a married man, who is said to live tally with her.