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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A V-shaped point formed by the hair near the top of the human forehead.

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  • n. A descending V-shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead

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  • n. a V-shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead

Etymologies

From the superstition that it is a sign of early widowhood.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • A close-fitting cap with a point extending down the center of the forehead, a style originally worn as a mourning bonnet by Caterina de Medici.

    September 17, 2008

  • A widow's peak (widow's brow) is a descending -shaped point in the middle of the hairline (above the forehead).
    Men can get it too, although this is more a later life thing, more likely due to receding temples.

    July 18, 2008