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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.


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


(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.
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)
References in classic literature ?
It was Mademoiselle Bourienne in a black dress and weepers.
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.
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.
Readers who enjoy weepers or passionate romance will be swept away.
Any kid finding money must immediately shout "Finders, keepers, losers, weepers, no halves, no quarters" which meant no shareout.
Is the proper response "Finders keepers, losers weepers," as Joseph tries to tell Devon?
It is not asking too much for him to wear the white shirt and the weepers, dark suit and the proper train every day.
GREEN WEEPERS Henrik Stenson (main) and Gary Player, (left) at The Masters with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, says players need a leg up
Tiz Weepers is manager at the beach side cafe which has been in her family for 50 years.
Tiz Weepers is manager at the beachside cafe which has been in her family for 50 years.