Butt-woman definitions

1892, Annie Thomas, "The Honourable Jane.", Belgravia: a London magazine, vol. 79, September, 1892, pg. 10.

"It was more like a funeral than a wedding," said the butt-woman, who was the sole spectator of the ceremony, with the exception of the bride's uncle and aunt, told her friends afterwards.

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1909, Edna Bourne Holman, "At Herrick's home in Devon," Scribner's Magazine, March, 1909, vol. XLV, no. 3, pg. 259.

The butt-woman was just setting forth the need of money for church repairs but she interrupted herself when she found me studying monuments.

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Alternative spelling of butt-woman.
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Origin of butt-woman

From butt (“hassock”) + woman