womankind

[ woo m-uh n-kahynd ]
/ ˈwʊm ənˌkaɪnd /

noun

women, as distinguished from men; the female sex.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of womankind

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at woman, kind2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH womankind

humankind mankind womankind
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for womankind

British Dictionary definitions for womankind

womankind
/ (ˈwʊmənˌkaɪnd) /

noun

the female members of the human race; women collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012