[ ing-glish-woom-uhn or, often, -lish- ]

noun,plural Eng·lish·wom·en.
  1. a woman who is a native or citizen of England.

Origin of Englishwoman

First recorded in 1520–30; English + woman

Words Nearby Englishwoman

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How to use Englishwoman in a sentence

  • She spoke calmly, with the pleasantly modulated voice of a well-bred Englishwoman.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • Fortunately Marie found in a young Englishwoman a treasure of knowledge, intelligence, and kindheartedness.

  • He lay in the Englishwoman's gentle arms—a little brown bundle of flexile limbs and cotton night-shirt.

    With Edged Tools | Henry Seton Merriman

British Dictionary definitions for Englishwoman


/ (ˈɪŋɡlɪʃˌwʊmən) /

nounplural -women
  1. a female native or inhabitant of England

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