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[kinz-woo m-uh n] /ˈkɪnzˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural kinswomen.
a female relative.
a woman of the same nationality or ethnic group.
Origin of kinswoman
1350-1400; Middle English; see kin, 's1, woman, modeled on kinsman Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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?

    Standish of Standish

    Jane G. Austin
  • 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.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • We are starting to-day, and shall sleep at the house of your kinswoman, to whom we have a letter.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • She was a kinswoman of Ewell, and said to have been his early love.

  • Certainly it was possible that this last might not be his kinswoman, after all.

    Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • I was his kinswoman, and under my full age; he would give my hand to whom he chose.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • But he was a sportsman—particularly did he wish to impress his kinswoman.

    The Ghost Breaker Charles Goddard

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