Meaning of “ex-wife” in the English Dictionary

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"ex-wife" in British English

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ex-wifenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌeksˈwaɪf/ us /ˌeksˈwaɪf/

Examples from literature

  • My ex-wife had even used another, extremely bad word instead of "person", without him daring to hold her responsible for this in court. 
  • The husband married again, and on his return to Massachusetts, his ex-wife petitioned the Massachusetts court to adjudge him in contempt for failing to make payments for her separate support under the earlier Massachusetts decree. 
  • This was because he had contacted with my ex-wife. 

(Definition of “ex-wife” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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