English Language Learners Definition of widower : a man whose wife has died.
What is a male widower called?
Widowed men can be referred to as a husband in headlines, when wife is much less used for widowed women. It is also less likely for a man to be referred to as a widower in headlines not relevant to his marital status.
Why is a male widow called a widower?
“Widower” first occurs in the 14th century as a way of disambiguating “widow”. Historically men would die before their spouses because of their involvement in war and there were not so many men predeceased by their wives hence the term widow was applied to women whose husbands have died.
What does it mean when a mans wife dies?
widower When a man loses his wife, he becomes a widower. The equivalent name for a woman whose husband dies is a widow. Both a widow and a widower are described as being widowed.
How do you love a man who lost his wife?
Here are 10 tips for dating a widower you should know when starting your relationship:Dont get offended. Dont ask for too much information about their spouse. Take it slow. Honor the memory. Watch out for warning signs. You may not be included. Take honest stock of your expectations. Watch out for the rebound.More items •Dec 15, 2017