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A woman someone is having a relationship with - synonyms or related words

girlfriend

noun

a woman who you are having a romantic or sexual relationship with

mistress

noun

a woman who is having a sexual relationship with a married man

woman

noun

informal your girlfriend, wife, or partner. Some people think this use is offensive

inamorata

noun

literary a woman with whom you are in love

another woman

a woman who you have a sexual relationship with when you are married to someone else or are involved in a serious relationship with someone else

the other woman

the woman who you are having a sexual relationship with when you are married to someone else or are involved in a serious relationship with someone else

concubine

noun

a woman in the past who had a sexual relationship with an important man but was not married to him

moll

noun

informal old-fashioned a criminal’s girlfriend

young lady

noun

old-fashioned a girlfriend

someone’s girl

someone’s girlfriend

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a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bun

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Festschrift

a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of their retirement, an important anniversary and the like

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