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What does WIDDA stand for?
« on: March 30, 2016, 08:17:45 PM »
Just found this site the other day.  Its so nice to read posts from other young widows. 

I am trying to catch up on all the jargon here, but I still haven't figured out if WIDDA is a acroynm or jsut a crazy word.  Can anyone tell me where the name comes from?


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Re: What does WIDDA stand for?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 09:01:53 PM »
I think it is just a slangish word for widow.  We sometimes refer to ourselves as widdas.  I think the webmaster here, Lewis, might have been the one to design the logo, initially for a summer bago (get together) that was held for many years in Missouri. 

Can we confuse you with more jargon?  Ask away!

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Re: What does WIDDA stand for?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 11:23:32 PM »
Yes, Widda is slang for widow/er. Maureen is correct as it was derived at one of our bagos in Missouri along with the idea for the logo. By the time this website came about I already had the logo, so I registered the domain name. It worked out pretty nicely. :)

I am glad to hear that the site is helpful to you. I hope it helps you as much as it did me.



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Re: What does WIDDA stand for?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 11:21:24 AM »
Urban dictionary defines Widda as:

1.a true gangster.
2.A lover of rap music.
3.A rebel without a cause.
4.A loose cannon

I am not a lover of rap music but since losing DH I think the other certainly could have defined me through my journey so far.  :)