woman of the world


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

Origin of woman of the world

First recorded in 1570–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for woman of the world

cosmopolitan, socialite, clubwoman, mondaine

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Historical Examples of woman of the world

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

    The Patrician

    John Galsworthy

  • 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

  • "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