Definition of spaewife in English:


Line breaks: spae|wife
Pronunciation: /ˈspeɪwʌɪf


A woman who is believed to be able to predict the future.
More example sentences
  • But perhaps my teacher, the spaewife of Ostree, may know better.
  • There was a time when Highland spaewives believed in microbes and infection while the qualified physicians laughed at their quaint superstitions.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdeɪktɪk
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...