churchwoman

[ church-woo m-uh n ]
/ ˈtʃɜrtʃˌwʊm ən /

noun, plural church·wom·en.

a female member, adherent, or active supporter of a church.

Nearby words

  1. churchly,
  2. churchman,
  3. churchmanly,
  4. churchward,
  5. churchwarden,
  6. churchy,
  7. churchyard,
  8. churchyard beetle,
  9. churidars,
  10. churinga

Origin of churchwoman

First recorded in 1715–25; church + woman

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British Dictionary definitions for churchwoman

churchwoman

/ (ˈtʃɜːtʃˌwʊmən) /

noun plural -women

a female practising member of a church
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