ale-wife (n.) Old form(s): Alewife , Ale-wiues
ale-house keeper, barmaid
2H4 II.ii.78[Page to Prince Henry, of Bardolph] methought he had made two holes in the ale-wife's petticoat, and so peeped through
TS induction.2.20[Sly to Lord] Marian Hacket, the fat ale-wife of Wincot
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