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widow-maker

Something which or someone who takes the lives of men; a hazard that affects mostly men or is specific for some trade, occupied mostly by men.

Etymology:

  • widow + maker.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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widow-makerSomething which or someone who takes the lives of men; a lethal hazard that affects mostly men or is specific to a primarily male trade.
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