n (plural wives)
- esposa (feminine), mujer (feminine) the wife [colloquial/familiar] la costilla [colloquial/familiar], la parienta (Spain/España) [colloquial, humorous/familiar, humorístico], la patrona (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial, humorous/familiar, humorístico]
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