widowerhood

noun
wid·​ow·​er·​hood | \ ˈwi-də-wər-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce widowerhood (audio) \

Definition of widowerhood

1 : the fact or state of being a widower
2 : the period during which a man remains a widower

First Known Use of widowerhood

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Widowerhood.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/widowerhood. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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