Michael.Goddard at newcastle.edu.au
Wed Sep 15 14:39:23 EST 2004
I have never heard the term "asidua" used of any kind of women.
This could be an extremely local neologism (or perhaps it started as a typo...)
But could it be that Lawrence has misheard a more common term?
e.g. "pasindia", which conventionally refers to freeloaders.
It can also refer to women who are perceived (frequently by other women) as latching on to men for a 'good time' without doing 'useful' things like cooking, washing, cleaning etc.
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