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[ing-glish-woo m-uh n or, often, -lish-] /ˈɪŋ glɪʃˌwʊm ən or, often, -lɪʃ-/
noun, plural Englishwomen.
a woman who is a native or citizen of England.
Origin of Englishwoman
First recorded in 1520-30; English + woman Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Here she was only regarded as a kind Englishwoman, unwearied in her efforts to alleviate suffering, mental and bodily.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter Sir Harry Johnston
  • No Englishwoman had ever been to Corsica; therefore she must go.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • I will tell you—an Englishman and an Englishwoman: my schoolmaster and his wife.

  • You do not regard that bigoted Englishwoman as a companion, do you?

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • But from an Englishwoman trying to be kittenish,” he fervently added, “good Lord, deliver us all!

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • And after all to a wealthy Englishwoman what was a thousand pounds?

  • His wife adopted at once her ancient religion and country, and was once more an Englishwoman.

    Ormond, Volume III (of 3) Charles Brockden Brown
  • In contrast to them the ordinary Englishwoman seemed cold and aloof.

    The Independence of Claire Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
British Dictionary definitions for Englishwoman


noun (pl) -women
a female native or inhabitant of England
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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