femininity

[ fem-uh-nin-i-tee ]
/ ˌfɛm əˈnɪn ɪ ti /

noun

the quality of being feminine; womanliness.
women collectively.
Also fe·min·i·ty [fi-min-i-tee] /fɪˈmɪn ɪ ti/.

Origin of femininity

First recorded in 1350–1400, femininity is from the Middle English word femininite. See feminine, -ity
Related formshy·per·fem·i·nin·i·ty, nouno·ver·fem·i·nin·i·ty, nounsu·per·fem·i·nin·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for femininity

femininity

/ (ˌfɛmɪˈnɪnɪtɪ) /

noun

the quality of being feminine
womanhood
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Word Origin and History for femininity

femininity


n.

late 14c., femynynytee, from feminine + -ity.

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