Meaning of “widow” in the English Dictionary

"widow" in British English

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widownoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɪd.əʊ/ us /ˈwɪd.oʊ/

B2 a woman whose husband or wife has died and who has not married again

fishing/football/golf widow informal humorous

a woman whose partner is often not at home because he or she is fishing or playing football or golf

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widowverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /ˈwɪd.əʊ/ us /ˈwɪd.oʊ/

(Definition of “widow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"widow" in American English

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widownoun [ C ]

us /ˈwɪd·oʊ/

a woman whose husband has died and who has not married again

(Definition of “widow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)