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wimmin

[wim-in] /ˈwɪm ɪn/
plural noun, Eye Dialect.
1.
women (sometimes also used as a feminist spelling to avoid the sequence m-e-n).
Origin of wimmin
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15
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  • I dunno as wimmin horse doctors is very common, but I dunno why not.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • He's the kind o' doctor that uses his title to give him privileges with the wimmin.

    A Man to His Mate J. Allan Dunn
  • (to audience, pointing to Billy disgustedly) He's got wimmin's stockings on.

    The Deacon Horace C. Dale
  • The wimmin I know are easy an free, an just a little bit gay.

  • They beleaf in a hereafter, but it iz genrally a hereafter of wimmin.

    Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • It had suthin' to do with the wimmin I'm goin' to tell ye of, anyway.

    Woven with the Ship Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Now, that's an example of how disorganizin' wimmin 'ud be on board a ship.

    Woven with the Ship Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • "They all have their wimmin," remarks a blousy-looking loiterer to my friend.

    Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday
  • It makes brutes of men, demons of wimmin and vagrants of children.

  • All wimmin are bi natur flirts, but those who are the most so, have the least sense.

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