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[wim-in-fohk] /ˈwɪm ɪnˌfoʊk/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
women in general; all women.
a particular group of women.
Origin of womenfolk
First recorded in 1825-35; women + folk Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The men were for the most part watching their womenfolk at work.

  • Numerous are my womenfolk, but they are all cumbered with children: how can they help me?

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael
  • I wouldn't wish the knowledge of that about his womenfolk to my worst enemy.

  • Those who babble of their affairs to their womenfolk, and those who babble of them to strangers.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
  • Always must the aid of womenfolk be called in as a matter of course.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Then he told us that his womenfolk were preparing us a meal which would soon be ready.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • For the serving thralls and womenfolk had fled the hall, and with them some peaceful men.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • He found it hard, for once, to sit in there with the womenfolk.

    The Watchers of the Plains

    Ridgewell Cullum
  • But for all his rage the chief was no slayer of his womenfolk.

    The Watchers of the Plains

    Ridgewell Cullum
  • About womenfolk we are neither so enquiring nor so particular.

    A Poor Man's House

    Stephen Sydney Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for womenfolk


plural noun
women collectively
a group of women, esp the female members of one's family
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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