Definition of war widow in English:

war widow


  • A woman whose spouse has been killed in war.

    • ‘She had her own pension from the Ministry of Defence as a war widow as well as a state pension.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A Vietnam war widow has made an emotional appeal for help after burglars stole her late husband's medals and the birth certificate of their dead baby daughter.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘Evening Press readers are rallying round a war widow who was robbed of her life savings by a heartless conwoman.’