Definition of spouse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//spaʊs//
; NAmE NAmE//spaʊs//
; BrE BrE//spaʊz//
; NAmE NAmE//spaʊz//
(formal or law)
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a husband or wife Fill in your spouse’s name here. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French spous(e), variant of espous(e), from Latin sponsus (masculine), sponsa (feminine), past participles of spondere ‘betroth’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spouse