widower

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noun wid·ow·er \ˈwi-də-wər\

Definition of widower

  1. :  a man who has lost his wife by death and usually has not remarried

Origin and Etymology of widower

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


First Known Use: 14th century


WIDOWER Defined for English Language Learners

widower

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noun wid·ow·er \ˈwi-də-wər\

Definition of widower for English Language Learners

  • : a man whose wife has died


WIDOWER Defined for Kids

widower

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noun wid·ow·er \ˈwi-də-wər\

Definition of widower for Students

  1. :  a man whose wife is dead


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