Definition of war widow in English:

war widow

Syllabification: war wid·ow
(or war widower)

noun

  • A woman (or man) whose spouse has been killed in war.
    More example sentences
    • In her letter, Mrs Goodrick said: ‘I am a still-grieving war widow whose husband was mown down by a German Panzer division in the Normandy landings in June, 1944.’
    • A British war widow can expect £26,750 if her husband is killed in action; her US equivalent will get £175,000, and double the monthly payments of her British counterpart.
    • She had her own pension from the Ministry of Defence as a war widow as well as a state pension.

More definitions of war widow

Definition of war widow in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea