a grass widow

a grass widow

  (humorous)
a woman who spends a lot of time apart from her husband, often because he is working in another place 'I hear Steve's in Florida again.' 'Yes, I've become a grass widow ever since he's had this new job.'
See also: grass, widow
References in classic literature ?
Whenever he saw his niece pensive or tearful he laughed at her and called her a grass widow.
Grace (played with saucy humor by Morgan Lindsey Tachco), who calls herself a grass widow, runs the restaurant with the help of Elma, a high school student (an appealing Georgia Lange).