widow's peak

Origin of widow's peak

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for widow's peak

widow's peak

noun
  1. a V-shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead

Word Origin for widow's peak

from the belief that it presaged early widowhood
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