[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.

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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