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[klanz-woo m-uh n]
noun, plural clans·wom·en.
  1. a woman who belongs to a clan.
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Origin of clanswoman

First recorded in 1895–1900; clan + 's1 + woman
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Examples from the Web for clanswoman

Historical Examples

  • However, it is clear that, if his daughter becomes a clanswoman, then he can no longer maintain this aloofness towards the clan.

    The Way of Decision

    M. C. Pease

  • Her feeling partook of the loyalty of a clanswoman, the hero-worship of a maiden aunt, and the idolatry due to a god.

British Dictionary definitions for clanswoman


noun plural -women
  1. a woman belonging to a clan
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