sportswoman

[ spawrts-woo m-uh n, spohrts- ]
/ ˈspɔrtsˌwʊm ən, ˈspoʊrts- /

noun, plural sports·wom·en.

a woman who engages in sports.

Origin of sportswoman

First recorded in 1745–55; sports + -woman

Usage note

See -woman.
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sportswoman

/ (ˈspɔːtsˌwʊmən) /

noun plural -women

a woman who takes part in sports, esp of the outdoor type
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