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grass widower

1. A man who is divorced, separated, estranged from, or abandoned by his wife. John became a grass widower after his wife left him for a younger man.
2. A man whose wife is away from home frequently or at great length, though not permanently. Janet has had to travel a lot since she got her promotion at work. I'm happy for her, but I've been feeling like a grass widower lately.
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These 11 individuals match what we would expect to see in terms of a social support network coming to the aid of an older widower.
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As a widower, he was not entitled to benefits such as widow's payment and widowed mother's allowance, both payable to women.
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