Dictionaries and online sources say the abbreviation for 'widow' could be...
wd, and so on...
One of the references as stated by some Native speaker (and, also a few likes) say that 'Mrs.' could be used as an abbreviation for widow! This is very strange to me.
I'd seek native speakers' opinion on this as I know in InE, there's no such practice. Plus, I'd like to know how politely and culturally we can address her.
What do you guys write for a widow or widower?
Mr. Jack Orson
Mrs. Jennifer Kidman
Mrs. Kate Bush
If we believe that source, how do we make out -whether Kate is widow or Jennifer?
The context: I just want to mention those three people. They are the hosts.