woman of the world


noun

a woman experienced and sophisticated in the ways and manners of the world, especially the world of society.

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Origin of woman of the world

First recorded in 1570–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for woman of the world

  • And she was only twenty—for all her woman-of-the-world air, a child!

    The Patrician|John Galsworthy
  • "You've said it, Mrs. Simms," agreed Peg with her woman-of-the-world air as she drew on her riding gloves.

    The Trail of Conflict|Emilie Baker Loring
  • The air of the woman-of-the-world was, somehow, entirely absent.

    The Count's Chauffeur|William Le Queux
  • This she parried with a woman-of-the-world air, quite different from her old childlike frankness.

    The House of Mystery|William Henry Irwin