tribeswoman

[ trahybz-woom-uhn ]
/ ˈtraɪbzˌwʊm ən /

noun, plural tribes·wom·en.

a female member of a tribe.

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Origin of tribeswoman

First recorded in 1850–55; tribe + 's1 + woman
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