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Definition of "weeper" []

  • One that weeps. (noun)
  • A hired mourner. (noun)
  • A badge of mourning, such as a black hatband or veil. (noun)
  • A hole or pipe in a wall to allow water to run off. (noun)
  • Informal A highly sentimental artistic, cinematic, or dramatic work. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "weeper" in a sentence
  • "The other offered us her services as a "weeper," which meant that if we had anything we were feeling sad about, she would do our weeping for us."
  • "From its gaunt branches hung a black, funeral kind of weeper, a kind of moss resembling iron-gray horse-hair both in texture and uses, though not so long in the staple."
  • "Judicious watering, including through subterranean "weeper" pipes fed from 20-litre containers of rainwater collected from the roof of the church helped the plants through the worst of the heat."