- a man who is separated, divorced, or lives apart from his wife.
- a man whose wife is away from home frequently or for a long time, as on business or to pursue a sport or hobby.
Origin of grass widower
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for grass widower
He was then fifty years old, a grass-widower—twice over—and on the lookout for a wife.
Two old married fogies, two harum-scarum boys, and a grass-widower!Polly's Southern Cruise
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
- a man divorced, separated, or living away from his spouse
- a man whose spouse is regularly away for short periods
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