In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informal, humorous(wife with absent husband)viuda feminine informal humorousshe'll be a grass widow for three months — se va a quedar viuda tres meses informal humorous
- His wife filed suit for divorce, charging that he kissed a grass widow at the hotel.
- For female migrants from Korea, astronaut spouses are also referred to as ‘grass widows’.
- Because John traveled for his work as a steamfitter, Eliza apparently experienced life as a grass widow more than once.
- She waited until the lights of Freetown had disappeared below the horizon, and then she quickly organised herself as the centre of the gayest, noisiest group of grass widows and unattached bachelors on the ship.
- Remarriage or the establishment of an independent household was not a possibility for all ‘grass widows,’ a popular term for deserted and divorced women.
2(divorced) divorciada feminine US informal(separated woman) separada feminine
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