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EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin viduus, through a Vulgar Latin *viduvus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vœf/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -œf

NounEdit

veuf (feminine singular veuve, masculine plural veufs, feminine plural veuves)

  1. widower (a man whose wife has died and who has not remarried)

AdjectiveEdit

veuf (feminine singular veuve, masculine plural veufs, feminine plural veuves)

  1. widowed
  2. odd (missing its pair)
    • une chaussette veuve - an odd sock

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