Definition of Man and wife

1. Noun. Two people who are married to each other. "A married couple without love"

Exact synonyms: Marriage, Married Couple
Generic synonyms: Family, Family Unit
Specialized synonyms: Mixed Marriage
Member holonyms: Better Half, Married Person, Mate, Partner, Spouse

Definition of Man and wife

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A newly married couple ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Man And Wife

man-to-man defense
man Friday
man about town
man alive
man and boy
man and wife (current term)
man bag
man boob
man boobs
man catcher
man cave
man caves
man child
man children
man crushes
man date
man day
man down

Literary usage of Man and wife

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Life and Labour of the People in London by Charles Booth (1892)
"19 „ 22 (E) man and wife. 20 SI 22 83 84 85 26 87 28 29 30 31 32 first 33 ... 1 _ _ _ 1 2 (B) man and wife. 1 1 (B) Widow. 1 3 (D) Man, wife, and child. ..."

2. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1857)
"A slave- woman and a slave-man had united themselves as man and wife in the absence of any law to protect them as man and wife. They had lived together by ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1898)
"When man and wife work together they can cut off the cost of production. ... We often hear of man and wife who have lived together for years in what seemed ..."

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