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nouninformal, dated Australian, New Zealand
A woman or girlfriend.
- ‘formidable fighter as he was, his donah was yet more feared’
- ‘"I've just seen Dunstone and his donah," he said.’
- ‘Tommy takes his donah for an evening outing.’
- ‘He told his donah he knew all the places where they gave the best second-hand clothes in exchange for flowers.’
- ‘He got his five shillings and took his donah out.’
- ‘He fell more in love with his dona than ever.’
Mid 19th century originally British slang, from Spanish doña or Portuguese dona, from Latin domina ‘mistress’.
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