soroptimist

[ suh-rop-tuh-mist ]
/ səˈrɒp tə mɪst /

noun

a member of an international association of professional or executive businesswomen (Soroptimist Club), devoted primarily to welfare work.

Origin of soroptimist

1920–25; < Latin sor(or) sister + optimist
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British Dictionary definitions for soroptimist

Soroptimist
/ (səˈrɒptɪmɪst) /

noun

a member of an organization of clubs (Soroptimist International) for professional and executive businesswomen

Word Origin for Soroptimist

C20: from Latin soror sister + optimist
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