Wife vs Tattoo - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between wife and tattoo

is that wife is a married woman, especially in relation to her spouse while tattoo is tattoo.




  • A married woman, especially in relation to her spouse.
  • My wife and I have decided to have a baby.
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  • The female of a pair of mated animals.
  • Usage notes

    Although not common, wife'' can be used with ''the to indicate one's own wife. For instance, "I'd like to go, but the wife wants me home." More commonly, "my wife".


    * (married woman) better half, life partner, little woman (slang), partner, significant other, spouse * See also


    * (married woman) husband, were (obsolete)

    See also

    * uxorial

    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from the noun "wife") * (From woman) alewife * (partner) co-wife * (partner) ex-wife * (woman) fishwife * (woman) goodwife * (partner) housewife * (partner) huswife * (partner) man and wife/I now declare you man and wife * (woman) midwife * (woman) old wife/old-wife/oldwife * (woman) pudding-wife * seawife * sister-wife * spaewife * (partner) trophy wife * (partner) wife-beater * (woman/partner) wifehood * (partner) wifeless * (woman) wifely * (partner) wifey (wife)

    See also

    * (wikipedia "wife")




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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


    (wikipedia tattoo) (en noun)
  • An image made in the skin with ink and a needle.
  • A method of decorating the skin by inserting colored substances under the surface. The skin is punctured with a sharp instrument, which now is usually a solenoid-driven needle, that carries the inks to lower layers of the skin.
  • Verb

  • To apply a tattoo to (someone or something).
  • (baseball) To hit the ball hard, as if to figuratively leave a tattoo on the ball.
  • Jones tattoos one into the gap in left; that will clear the bases.

    Derived terms

    * tatt * tattoo artist * tattoo parlour *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) taptoe.


    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A signal played five minutes before taps (lights out).
  • A signal by drum or bugle ordering soldiers to return to their quarters.
  • A military display or pageant.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) tatt? .


    (en noun)
  • A breed of pony from India; a pony of that breed.