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What is a Widow's Peak?


receding hairWhy do we call a shape of a receding hairstyle the "widow's peak"?
Patrick, Chingford


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Name: Jay, Sutton
Answer: When Queen Victoria was widowed, she made a business out of being a widow. She adopted a headdress which had a peak at the front, which looks exactly like the a man's hairstyle when it's receding, but pointing forwards at the front.

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