Definition of the little woman in English:

the little woman


  • A condescending way of referring to one's wife.

    ‘male fisherfolk who take their catch home for the little woman to gut’
    • ‘Of course, Sabitha could have been a stay-at-home, following her husband around the State wherever his posting took him, minding the children - a daughter and son - and being the little woman.’
    • ‘Sadly, that's not quite the view of some of the dinosaurs in the business world, who still seem to rate top management material according to the credentials of the little woman who irons his shirts and decorates his arm at corporate dinners.’
    • ‘They were the sort of places the little woman would go off to now and then, usually with a girlfriend in tow.’
    • ‘Often dismissed as Joyce's little woman, Nora emerges in Murphy's film as his easy equal, in force of character if not education.’
    • ‘Mel's birthday was the next day and what did Antonio get his little woman?’
    • ‘Sorry the little woman got scared, but pour yourselves some drinks and try to have a chuckle about it, like the rest of us.’
    • ‘So, the chump is scared of me and his little woman is handling his affairs.’
    • ‘The guy can pretend to be all macho and manly, be protective of the little woman, and then when it's really needed you can't rely on them cause they're too busy off in the corner crying like a baby.’