[ing-glish-woo m-uh n or, often, -lish-]

noun, plural Eng·lish·wom·en.

a woman who is a native or citizen of England.

Origin of Englishwoman

First recorded in 1520–30; English + woman
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Contemporary Examples of englishwoman

Historical Examples of englishwoman

  • The reserved Englishwoman took up Mr Meagles in his last remark.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • I was wearing the eccentric costume of an Englishwoman in the year 1820.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Thou'st no delight in following the hounds as an Englishwoman should have,' said the gentleman.

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • Had she been an Englishwoman Artois would have guessed her to be near fifty.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • There isn't a lovelier sight on God's earth than a well-dressed Englishwoman.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

British Dictionary definitions for englishwoman


noun plural -women

a female native or inhabitant of England
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