The pride of the university! A married woman who's husband traveled so much that she was usually 'available' to teach the college boys a special kind of anatomy. 'Laying the cornerstone of knowledge and all the boys in college', Mimi the College Widow. 2.) An unmarried woman working towards a degree who dates college students. That's my kind of higher learning! 3.) In Slang and Sociability, Connie Eble defines her as “a girl whom new men meet from year to year but whom no one ever marries.”
Elizabeth Needham by William Hogarth
1.) The Madam or head of a brothel. With her eyes on the law, she fronted her "commodities" bagnios (brothel) as a coffee or mantua-making shop. Exploiting men with titles of nobility was the name of the game. She would take in homeless women, orphaned girls and young women restricted by their gender because they couldn't inherit land. She was like a mother or aunt teaching women how to play the game.
2.) A wanton, enthusiastic amateur who loves to sell her body for loose coins.
1.) A clue or suggestions that points you in the right direction. 2.) A small dash or dab of something. As in a hint of paprika. There was a hint of fear in his eyes. I smell a hint of rosemary in this roasted chicken.