weeper

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:
1350–1400; Middle English; see weep1, -er1

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weeper (ˈwiːpə)
 
n
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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