Main definitions of wife-hunt in English

: wife-hunt1wife-hunt2

wife-hunt1

noun

  • A search for a wife for oneself.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Graham's Magazine.

Main definitions of wife-hunt in English

: wife-hunt1wife-hunt2

wife-hunt2

verb

  • no object To search for a wife for oneself.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892), poet.