weep·​er | \ ˈwē-pər How to pronounce weeper (audio) \

Definition of weeper

1a : one that weeps
b : a professional mourner
2 : a small statue of a figure in mourning on a funeral monument
3 : a badge of mourning worn especially in the 18th and 19th centuries
4 weepers plural : long and flowing side-whiskers

Examples of weeper in a Sentence

The movie is a weeper about a single mother facing cancer.
Recent Examples on the Web While the title may seem like we’re headed for a weeper, the reality is quite the opposite in this testament to enduring love. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 25 Mar. 2022 Stealing Home is a two-hankie weeper, and a cheap one at that. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 19 Feb. 2021 Personal issues were a distant second, with about 19% of workplace weepers blaming problems at home or in their non-workplace lives for following them through the office door. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 15 Aug. 2019 Sumney, though, took his time prepping a long-player, issuing his minimal weepers one by one. Randall Roberts, latimes.com, 15 July 2017 And on This Is Us—the family weeper (and runaway hit) that followed soon after— Brennan Carley, GQ, 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of weeper

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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6 Apr 2022

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“Weeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weeper. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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