weeper

[wee-per]
noun
  1. a person who weeps.
  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.

Origin of weeper

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at weep1, -er1
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Related Words for weepers

pallbearer, wailer, griever, weeper, keener

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British Dictionary definitions for weepers

weeper

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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Idioms and Phrases with weepers

weepers

see finders keepers, losers weepers.

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