noun wid·ow·hood \ˈwi-dō-ˌhu̇d, -də-\

Definition of widowhood

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

  2. 2 :  the period during which a woman remains a widow

  3. 3 :  widowerhood

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of widowhood

before 12th century

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