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    Default opposite of widow

    (1) I know when a woman's husband dies, we say she is a widow. I wonder what do we say to a man when her wife dies.

    (2) When someone's husband dies, we say widow. I wonder what do we say If someone's husband not died but he went off with some other girl; or if someone's husband was so arrogant that he told his wife to go back his home and no more he doesn't want her and he is going to marry other girl. How do we say such a woman/lady/girl?


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    Default Re: opposite of widow

    (1)widower

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    Talking Re: opposite of widow

    Quote Originally Posted by mochimochi View Post
    (1)widower
    Yes it is

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    Default Re: opposite of widow

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
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    (2) When someone's husband dies, we say widow. I wonder what do we say If someone's husband not has not died but he went off with some other girl; or if someone's husband was so arrogant that he told his wife to go back his home and no more he doesn't want her and he is going to marry other girl. How do we say such a woman/lady/girl?


    Please help me.

    grass widow. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

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    PS
    A related term (without a divorce or legal separation) is golf widow definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
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    Wink Re: opposite of widow

    Do you mean widower is wrong
    I found it in Oxford dictionary

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    Default Re: opposite of widow

    Female: widow
    Male: widower

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    Default Re: opposite of widow

    Quote Originally Posted by Veron1 View Post

    Do you mean widower is wrong
    I found it in Oxford dictionary
    Of course not; that's why I quoted '2...'

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    Smile Re: opposite of widow

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Female: widow
    Male: widower

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    Smile Re: opposite of widow

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Of course not; that's why I quoted '2...'

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    Ok

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    Default Re: opposite of widow

    (2) When someone's husband dies, we say widow. I wonder what do we say If someone's husband not died but he went off with some other girl; or if someone's husband was so arrogant that he told his wife to go back his home and no more he doesn't want her and he is going to marry other girl. How do we say such a woman/lady/girl?

    She is a deserted wife.

    If the husband goes off to play golf every day, she is a golf widow. If he goes of on business trips all the time, she is a business widow.



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