Origin of widower
Examples from the Web for widower
He was a widower whose only son had already predeceased him.
The public fingered Monjack as a possible suspect after the widower opposed an autopsy—claims that he vehemently denied.‘Clueless’: How the Greatest Clique of the ‘90s Transformed Into A Shakespearean Tragedy|Marlow Stern|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In another village, a widower was picked up from a bus and forcibly sterilised; he died of an infection soon after.
She also sports a sparkly new ring given to her by her boyfriend, Art Ortenberg, the widower of Liz Claiborne.
Sometimes a man loved his wife so dearly that after her death he remained a widower a long time.Omaha sociology (1884 N 03 / 1881-1882 (pages 205-370))|James Owen Dorsey
How long will you give your cousin to marry, if he is single, or a widower, at the time of your death?No Name|Wilkie Collins
He is a widower, and his wife was a sister of the Van Kensingtons.The Taming of Red Butte Western|Francis Lynde
It was kept in order and managed by an elderly sister of Angus, named Martha, for Angus was a widower.The Red Man's Revenge|R.M. Ballantyne
Mis' Maddox used to buy all her baked victuals of him, 'specially after she found out he was a widower beginnin' to take notice.The Village Watch-Tower|(AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
British Dictionary definitions for widower
Word Origin and History for widower
mid-14c., extended from widow. The Old English masc. form was widewa.