What Is Their Main Difference?
Both are related to the death of the partner. However, 'widow' refers to a woman whose husband died, while, 'widower' refers to a man whose wife died.
A 'widow' is a woman whose husband died, whereas, a 'widower' refers to a man whose wife died. Check out the following examples:
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The clergyman called me a
Both refer to people whose partners are dead. Look below:
No woman likes to be called a
I believe the word
Are They Interchangeable?
Since they refer o different genders, they cannot be used interchangeably. Note that these words are sexist and people tend to avoid using such gender-specific words. Compare:
✓ Ross is not a widower.
X Ross is not a widow.
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