from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of a wife; regarded as befitting a wife.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a wife, her genes, her relatives.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dotingly fond of, or servilely submissive to, a wife; uxorious; also, becoming a wife; pertaining to a wife.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a wife or married woman; peculiar to or befitting a wife.
  • Same as uxorious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. befitting or characteristic of a wife


From Latin uxōrius, from uxor, wife.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin uxorius, from uxor (wife) (Wiktionary)



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  • It's based on the name of Noah's wife (uxor)

    June 9, 2009

  • dmbrthnu, that was annoying, and not just because it broke the front page. nobody wants to scroll through your gibberish.

    October 11, 2008

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    October 11, 2008

  • that's 189,819 letters, people.

    October 11, 2008

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    October 11, 2008

  • Well, except one maybe.

    September 27, 2008

  • Correct for not noticing my friends aren't.

    September 27, 2008

  • *rimshot!*

    September 27, 2008

  • People called Andy. :-)

    September 27, 2008

  • Latvians? Or people who know the meaning of uxorial? ;)

    September 27, 2008

  • They are the best dentists.

    September 27, 2008

  • No. 'twas my friend Andy, a Latvian dentist.

    September 27, 2008

  • Was your wife the one who knew it, 'erh?

    September 26, 2008

  • Let's hope you won't have to. :-)

    April 25, 2008

  • Love this word. Used it in my wedding speech. 150 guests and only found one who knew what I meant! Won't use it in a wedding speech again.

    April 25, 2008

  • Of or pertaining to a wife or wives.

    October 9, 2007