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widower

[wid-oh-er] /ˈwɪd oʊ ər/
noun
1.
a man who has lost his wife by death and has not remarried.
Origin
late Middle English
1325-1375
1325-75; late Middle English (see widow, -er1); replacing widow (now dial.), Old English wydewa
Related forms
widowered, adjective
widowerhood, noun
Can be confused
widow, widower.
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widower

/ˈwɪdəʊə/
noun
1.
a man whose wife has died and who has not remarried
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