- 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.
widower definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English widewer, extended ; from wedow, widower ; from Old English widewa, masculine of widewe, widow
- widowerhood noun
widower definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English widewer, from widewe, widow; see widow.