Widower meaning

wĭdō-ər
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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.

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A man whose spouse has died and who has not remarried.
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A man who has outlived his spouse; esp., such a man who has not remarried.
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A man whose wife has died (who has not remarried); masculine of widow.
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Origin of widower

  • Middle English widewer from widewe widow widow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition