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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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  • The reserved Englishwoman took up Mr Meagles in his last remark.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • I was wearing the eccentric costume of an Englishwoman in the year 1820.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Thou'st no delight in following the hounds as an Englishwoman should have,' said the gentleman.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • Had she been an Englishwoman Artois would have guessed her to be near fifty.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • There isn't a lovelier sight on God's earth than a well-dressed Englishwoman.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • Well, the old woman told me the girl's mother was an Englishwoman.

    An Old Sailor's Yarns Nathaniel Ames
  • You must be indeed a prey to illusions, if you mistake an Englishwoman for Azrael.

  • Above all things, let her remember to be a good Englishwoman (bonne Anglaise).

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
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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