Definition of spaewife in English:

Share this entry

spaewife

Pronunciation: /ˈspeɪwʌɪf/

noun

Scottish
A woman who is believed to be able to predict the future.
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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.