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weeper

[ wee-per ]

noun

  1. a person who weeps. weep.
  2. (formerly) a hired mourner at a funeral.
  3. something worn as a badge of mourning, as a widow's black veil.
  4. a wine bottle that has lost some of its contents through the cork.
  5. any of various loose-hanging, streamerlike objects, as a long, hanging hatband or a strand of moss hanging from a tree.
  6. Informal. a sad story, motion picture, song, or the like, that is apt to make one cry.


weeper

/ ˈwiːpə /

noun

  1. a person who weeps, esp a hired mourner
  2. something worn as a sign of mourning
  3. a hole through a wall, to allow water to drain away


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Word History and Origins

Origin of weeper1

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; weep 1, -er 1

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Example Sentences

I knew he would understand, because George H.W. Bush is a world-class weeper.

Looking around, I perceived the weeper standing with his face towards the faint gleam which flitted from the still obscured sun.

Ellen was not the only subdued weeper there; not the only one whose tears came from a broken-up heart.

The old soldier looked somewhat uncomfortable, and, rising, finally walked over to the weeper and tapped him on the shoulder.

Let us go back to your house, Mignon, proposed Marjorie practically with a view toward bracing up the weeper.

It was then that Marjorie took the floor and in her sweet, gracious fashion earnestly pleaded clemency for the weeper.

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