- The definition of a widower is man whose wife has died and who hasn’t remarried.
An example of a widower was the 10th U.S. president, John Tyler.
A widower at his wife's grave.
a man who has outlived the woman to whom he was married at the time of her death; esp., such a man who has not remarried
Origin of widowerMiddle English widewer, extended ; from wedow, widower ; from Old English widewa, masculine of widewe, widow
A man whose spouse has died and who has not remarried.
Origin of widowerMiddle English widewer, from widewe, widow; see widow.