- a person who weeps.
- (formerly) a hired mourner at a funeral.
- something worn as a badge of mourning, as a widow's black veil.
- a wine bottle that has lost some of its contents through the cork.
- any of various loose-hanging, streamerlike objects, as a long, hanging hatband or a strand of moss hanging from a tree.
- Informal. a sad story, motion picture, song, or the like, that is apt to make one cry.
Origin of weeper
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Examples from the Web for weepers
Her laughter was echoed in quavering fashion by the other weepers.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
There are eight Weepers in the arcade on the side of the tomb.Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain
George Edmund Street
What I'm chuckling at is the absurdity of our coming in here like so many mutes in weepers.The Deserter
I should call them sleepers, Lazy heapers, idle creepers, And their peepers should be weepers!The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)
Charlotte M. Yonge
The first sound of a loud, cheerful voice brought the weepers to their feet.Marjorie Dean, High School Junior
- a person who weeps, esp a hired mourner
- something worn as a sign of mourning
- a hole through a wall, to allow water to drain away
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Idioms and Phrases with weepers
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