widower

noun
wid·​ow·​er | \ ˈwi-də-wər \

Definition of widower 

: a man who has lost his spouse or partner by death and usually has not remarried

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After the murder, renowned filmmaker Roman Polanski, Tate’s widower, was worried for Vetri’s safety and gave her a gun to protect herself from the elusive Manson family. Fox News, "8 Playmate scandals revealed," 16 Aug. 2018 This Japanese horror movie is about a widower who decides to hold fake auditions to find a new wife. Kate Robertson, Marie Claire, "13 Feminist Horror Movies That Will Make You Appreciate the Genre in a Whole New Way," 18 July 2018 This evening, Starz released a first look at the series: Howards End follows the romance between kindhearted Margaret Schlegel and widower businessman Henry Wilcox, played by Hayley Atwell and Matthew Macfadyen, respectively. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Manchester By the Sea Director Is Bringing you the Next Downton Abbey with Howards End," 4 May 2017 My friend’s father, for example, now a widower living in upstate New York, knew several hobos as a kid, growing up in a Maine lumber town. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Hobo Hieroglyphs: Their Secret Symbols, Explained," 21 Nov. 2018 This Japanese horror movie is about a widower who decides to hold fake auditions to find a new wife. Kate Robertson, Marie Claire, "13 Feminist Horror Movies That Will Make You Appreciate the Genre in a Whole New Way," 18 July 2018 Cox, who is Bergé’s widower and was a close friend of the YSL clan for 40 years, plans to start to fuse the private with the public realms of the property next year. Marian Mcevoy, ELLE Decor, "An Intimate Look Inside Yves Saint Laurent’s Private Marrakech Home," 2 Aug. 2018 This Japanese horror movie is about a widower who decides to hold fake auditions to find a new wife. Kate Robertson, Marie Claire, "13 Feminist Horror Movies That Will Make You Appreciate the Genre in a Whole New Way," 18 July 2018 Ronda continues to offer support to Kandy’s widower and daughter. Serena Solomon, Woman's Day, "Breast Cancer Changed Ronda Carter's Life; Now, She's Doing the Same for Others," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of widower

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for widower

Middle English widewer, alteration of wedow widow, widower, from Old English wuduwa widower; akin to Old English wuduwe widow

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widower

noun

English Language Learners Definition of widower

: a man whose wife has died

widower

noun
wid·​ow·​er | \ ˈwi-də-wər \

Kids Definition of widower

: a man whose wife is dead

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