[hawrs-woo m-uh n]

noun, plural horse·wom·en.

a woman who rides on horseback.
a woman who is skilled in managing or riding horses.

Origin of horsewoman

First recorded in 1555–65; horse + woman
Related formshorse·wom·an·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for horsewoman

horseman, rider

Examples from the Web for horsewoman

Historical Examples of horsewoman

  • The horsewoman's cheeks were bright red with exercise and joy.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • You are far too good a horsewoman, though you were nervous for the moment.'

    A Modern Mercenary

    Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard

  • Every horsewoman should have at least a general knowledge of when and with what to feed her horse.

  • I thought the Marquise Desmoines was a horsewoman, she said.


    Julian Hawthorne

  • She was a horsewoman and a hunter, and she had a sentimental fondness for Indians.

Word Origin and History for horsewoman

1560s, from horse (n.) + woman. Cf. horseman.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper