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kinswoman

[kinz-woo m-uh n]
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noun, plural kins·wom·en.
  1. a female relative.
  2. a woman of the same nationality or ethnic group.

Origin of kinswoman

1350–1400; Middle English; see kin, 's1, woman, modeled on kinsman
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Examples from the Web for kinswoman

Historical Examples

  • As I live, she is a kinswoman that such a warlike prince might well be proud of.

    Love-at-Arms

    Raphael Sabatini

  • I have spoken to my kinswoman, the mother-superior of convent.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • And thou 'rt not amazed, Elsie, that our captain and his kinswoman will wed?

  • My kinswoman was fond of pan, and I hastened to place some before her.

    My Reminiscences

    Rabindranath Tagore

  • Peter Sherringham came humanely to his kinswoman's assistance.


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