weeper

weep +‎ -er

English

Etymology

Noun

weeper (plural weepers)

  1. A person who weeps.
    • 1907, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Human Toll (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 159:
      Subdued and magnetized into submission, Ursula sat turning her tearful eyes from one uncompromising face to the other; but their attention was soon diverted to another weeper.
  2. A hired mourner.
  3. A pleurant.
  4. A thing that slowly leaks liquid.
  5. A weeping tree.
  6. A white border round the sleeve of a mourning dress.
  7. A crape hatband.
  8. A widow's crape veil.

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