[ hawrs-woo m-uh n ]
/ ˈhɔrsˌwʊm ən /

noun, plural horse·wom·en.

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


Nearby words

  1. horsetail,
  2. horsetail agaric,
  3. horsetail tree,
  4. horseweed,
  5. horsewhip,
  6. horsey,
  7. horsily,
  8. horst,
  9. horst wessel song,
  10. horsy

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

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Word Origin and History for horsewoman



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper