[sur-vis-woo m-uh n]
noun, plural serv·ice·wom·en.
  1. a woman who is a member of the armed forces of a country.
  2. a woman whose occupation is to maintain or repair equipment: A servicewoman was here to repair the air conditioner.

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. 2018