Definition of queen mother noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


queen mother

BrE BrE//ˌkwiːn ˈmʌðə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkwiːn ˈmʌðər//
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a title given to the wife of a king who has died and who is the mother of the new king or queen Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: queen mother