widower

[ wid-oh-er ]
/ ˈwɪd oʊ ər /

noun

a man who has lost his spouse by death and has not remarried.

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Origin of widower

1325–75; late Middle English (see widow, -er1); replacing widow (now dial.), Old English wydewa

OTHER WORDS FROM widower

wid·ow·ered, adjectivewid·ow·er·hood, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH widower

widow, widower
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British Dictionary definitions for widower

widower
/ (ˈwɪdəʊə) /

noun

a man whose wife has died and who has not remarried
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