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almswoman

[ahmz-woo m-uh n] /ˈɑmzˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural almswomen.
1.
a woman supported by alms.
2.
Archaic. a woman who gives alms.
Origin
Usage note
See -woman.
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almswoman

/ˈɑːmzwʊmən/
noun (pl) -women
1.
(archaic) a woman who gives or receives alms
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