Meaning of Wife of Bath in English:

Wife of Bath

Pronunciation /ˌwʌɪf əv ˈbɑːθ/ /ˌwʌɪf əv ˈbaθ/


  • A woman likened to Chaucer's Wife of Bath in some way, especially in being lascivious or outspoken.


  • Suggestive or characteristic of the Wife of Bath.


Late 18th century. From Wife of Bath, the name in modern English of a character in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, characterized by her outspokenness, sexual appetite, ostentatious style of dress, and the gap between her front teeth.