widow's peak


noun

a point formed in the hairline in the middle of the forehead.

Nearby words

  1. widow bird,
  2. widow woman,
  3. widow's benefit,
  4. widow's cruse,
  5. widow's mite,
  6. widow's walk,
  7. widowed,
  8. widower,
  9. widowhood,
  10. widowly

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

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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