Definition of widower
: a man who has lost his wife by death and usually has not remarried
Recent Examples of widower from the Web
But not all of Oswalt's set was dedicated to his experience as a widower.
Years after Zimmerman's death, Bet met, fell in love with, and married widower Patrick Smith.
Widows and widowers support Third Mondays 11 a.m. Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. NW.
In the letter, the widower consoles his children, writes about his comrades, describes being pinned down by Southern snipers, and discusses a popular topic among soldiers -- food.
Her husband of just a few years is a widower; his late wife was Cooley’s close friend.
On a crystal-clear California afternoon, Greg, 51, became a widower and a single parent to their two children, Emma, 9, and Ethan, 2.
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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
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Definition of widower for English Language Learners
: a man whose wife has died
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Definition of widower for Students
: a man whose wife is dead
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