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    If a married woman living alone is called "Green widow", what is a married man living alone called ?

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    Re: Green Widow

    Quote Originally Posted by kumarawin View Post
    If a married woman living alone is called "Green widow", what is a married man living alone called ?
    Happy?

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    Re: Green Widow

    I've never heard of a "green widow". Sometimes a married woman whose husband spends a lot of time out of the house playing sport is called a "golf widow". It's possible that, for example, a man whose wife spends a lot of time playing bingo at the local bingo hall might be a "bingo widower". It's not a standard term though.
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    I've never heard of a "green widow".
    I have come across it before.

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    Re: Green Widow

    I'm not entirely sure I can work out why those words are used. The woman is married yet she lives on her own. Presumably, she and her husband have decided to live in separate homes (for any number of reasons). Does it refer to happily married women who choose not to cohabit? Does it refer to a separated woman who is legally still married but is, in effect, single?
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    Re: Green Widow

    I have never come across "green widow" but I have heard "grass widow" used with the same meaning.

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    Yes, it was my wrong. The term is "grass widow" and not "green widow". But what is the male version of this term. I remember to have read somewhere terms like " blue bachelor" or "blue widower" or something to that effect. But, now, I can't recollect the exact term. If anyone can enlighten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumarawin View Post
    Yes, it was my mistake. The term is "grass widow" and not "green widow". But what is the male version of this term?
    Plenty of dictionaries say it's grass widower. (Click on the underlined link and bookmark the OneLook site for future reference.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I have never come across "green widow" but I have heard "grass widow" used with the same meaning.
    Ahh- that's the one.

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    I've never seen this term used.

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