widowerhood

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noun wid·ow·er·hood \ˈwi-də-wər-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of widowerhood

  1. 1 :  the fact or state of being a widower

  2. 2 :  the period during which a man remains a widower

Circa 1796

First Known Use of widowerhood

circa 1796

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