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A spearwife is a wildling woman who is also a warrior.

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A Clash of Kings

A spearwife, Ygritte, is among the first wildlings to make contact with the Night's Watch members in patrol beyond the Wall; she meets Jon Snow and Qhorin Halfhand.[1][2]

A Storm of Swords

A significant number of Mance Rayder's troops is composed of spearwives, Ygritte among them.

A Dance with Dragons

A small group of spearwives - Holly, Rowan, Squirrel, Frenya, Myrtle and Willow Witch-eye - plays an important role in the events happening around Winterfell.[3][4][5][6][7]