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[wid-er] /ˈwɪd ər/
noun, Dialect
Origin of widder
by reduction of final vowel to ə and substitution of -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After breakfast, which was a movable feast at the "widder's," he went after his mail and brought hers also.

    Lavender and Old Lace Myrtle Reed
  • The widder detected it, and occupied herself with her tooth.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • I suppose you've heard that the widder Rand has lost her boarder?

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • He returned much earlier than usual, and the widder was at the window awaiting him.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Moreover, the 'widder' Pendleton is to take the bridal tour and leave the happy couple at home.

    Lavender and Old Lace Myrtle Reed
  • He took the reins in one hand, and held out the other to the widder.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • And I 'll not be jolly till a year is up—jest like a widder.

    Wappin' Wharf Charles S. Brooks
  • The fact is, the widder had learned, somehow or 'nother, that he had the most money of the two.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The widder Whately kept only about one-third, or maybe one-fourth of the stock.

    The Price of the Prairie Margaret Hill McCarter
  • Then there was a thump and a sloshy stamping on the steps, and in comes Eben and the widder.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln

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