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[wid-er] /ˈwɪd ər/
noun, Dialect.
Origin of widder
by reduction of final vowel to ə and substitution of -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The widder detected it, and occupied herself with her tooth.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • He returned much earlier than usual, and the widder was at the window awaiting him.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • The widder took up her stand at a well-chosen angle, and looked at him in silence.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • He took the reins in one hand, and held out the other to the widder.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • The fact is, the widder had learned, somehow or 'nother, that he had the most money of the two.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I found out afterwards that the widder had more'n half promised to go with HIM.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Then there was a thump and a sloshy stamping on the steps, and in comes Eben and the widder.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Do not misunderstand me, sur; I speak as a widder, sur—and who always will be—ah!

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • We bain't a-goin' to pass widder Hotchkiss, be we, governor?

    Aunt Rachel David Christie Murray
  • You'll be a widder, an' won't have only one man after all—an' that man'll be me!

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx

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