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

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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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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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