Definition of Gudewives
1. gudewife [n] - See also: gudewife
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gudewives
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Literary usage of Gudewives
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1864)
"TUESDAY, January 14, 1862, will be a day long remembered by the washerwomen and gudewives of Slains, a parish lying on the coast of ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1827)
"... Let's gie the bridegroom a sheep's head, But gie the bride brose and butter. Sing round about Hawick, &c. Then a' the gudewives i' the land Came ..."
3. Book of the Artists: American Artist Life, Comprising Biographical and by Henry Theodore Tuckerman (1867)
"The woods of maple glow with fire ; picturesque groups of farmers and gudewives, and maidens and children ..."