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spouse

Syllabification: spouse
Pronunciation: /spous
 
, spouz
 
/

Definition of spouse in English:

noun

A husband or wife, considered in relation to their partner.
Example sentences
  • There is no doubt that Russell made a mess of his relations with his spouses and children.
  • It is common for customers' husbands or wives to pick up pieces to surprise their spouses when they get home.
  • For example, don't give in to pressure from spouses, relatives, friends.
Synonyms
(life) partner, mate, consort
See also husband, wife

Origin

Middle English: from Old French spous(e), variant of espous(e), from Latin sponsus (masculine), sponsa (feminine), past participles of spondere 'betroth'.

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