[sur-vis-woo m-uh n]

noun, plural serv·ice·wom·en.

a woman who is a member of the armed forces of a country.
a woman whose occupation is to maintain or repair equipment: A servicewoman was here to repair the air conditioner.

Nearby words

  1. serviceable,
  2. serviceberry,
  3. serviceman,
  4. serviceperson,
  5. services,
  6. servient,
  7. servient tenement,
  8. serviette,
  9. servile,
  10. servile work

Origin of servicewoman

First recorded in 1940–45; service(man) + -woman

Usage note

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019