[woo m-uh n-ouuh r, -ou-er]


a unit of measurement, especially in accountancy, based on an ideal amount of work accomplished by one woman in an hour.

Nearby words

  1. woman of the world,
  2. woman suffrage,
  3. woman-chaser,
  4. woman-day,
  5. woman-hater,
  6. woman-to-woman,
  7. woman-year,
  8. womanfully,
  9. womanhood,
  10. womaniser

Origin of woman-hour

First recorded in 1960–65

woman of the hour


a woman honored by a group.
a woman who is currently the most important or admired.
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