Alewife (noun)

A woman who brews or sells ale, typically in an alehouse.


The word "alewife" comes from the combination of the word "ale" which is a type of beer, and "wife" which refers to a woman.


  1. During the medieval times, alewives were known to brew and sell ale in their own homes.
  2. The alewife was a respected member of the community and her ale was known for its quality.
  3. Many alewives were widows and brewing ale was a way to support themselves and their families.
  4. The alewife's alehouse was a popular spot for locals to gather and socialize.
  5. The alewife's ale was so popular that she had to hire help to keep up with demand.
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