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1. One that weeps.
2. A hired mourner.
3. A badge of mourning, such as a black hatband or veil.
4. A hole or pipe in a wall to allow water to run off.
5. Informal A highly sentimental artistic, cinematic, or dramatic work.
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1. a person who weeps, esp a hired mourner
2. (Clothing & Fashion) something worn as a sign of mourning
3. (Building) a hole through a wall, to allow water to drain away
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(ˈwi pər)

1. a person who weeps.
2. (formerly) a hired mourner at a funeral.
3. any of various loose-hanging, streamerlike objects.
4. Informal. tearjerker.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weeper - a person who weepsweeper - a person who weeps      
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
bawler - a loud weeper; "their new baby is a real bawler"
blubberer - someone who sniffles and weeps with loud sobs
2.weeper - a hired mourner
griever, lamenter, mourner, sorrower - a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
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References in classic literature ?
To you, Cora, I will urge no words of idle encouragement; your own fortitude and undisturbed reason will teach you all that may become your sex; but cannot we dry the tears of that trembling weeper on your bosom?"
Alec, taking the weeper on his knee and administering consolation in the shape of kisses and nuts.
Glegg, in her gloomier moments, had forebodings that, like other husbands of whom she had heard, he might cherish the mean project of heightening her grief at his death by leaving her poorly off, in which case she was firmly resolved that she would have scarcely any weeper on her bonnet, and would cry no more than if he had been a second husband.
It was Mademoiselle Bourienne in a black dress and weepers. She softly approached Princess Mary, sighed, kissed her, and immediately began to cry.
She threw back the heavy "weepers," and looked before her, wondering which road Will had taken.
His cote-hardie, or tunic, and trunk-hosen were of a purple plum color, with long weepers which hung from either sleeve to below his knees.
Your smile is ridiculous-it lights up a room,' said West, who starred with the then teen actress in the 2002 romantic weeper. 'I couldn't be more proud of you!'
Full disclosure: I am so not the target demographic for 'Five Feet Apart', a mushy, three-hankie weeper that is aimed squarely between the eyes of every 15-year-old girl with a crush on Cole Sprouse (Jughead in 'Riverdale').
"In old movie parlance, this book is a three-hankie weeper. No need to sift for themes; they're practically announced in booming voice-over: In a world torn asunder by the arbitrary and anxiously defended borders of statehood and masculinity..." PARUL SEHGAL
GREEN WEEPER Tiger has a horror start then fights back in Ohio
What follows is a psychologically rich story involving a female hotel clerk, a "widely admired weeper" known for her musical lamentations and a murder.