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- women's institute
noun, plural wom·en [wim-in] /ˈwɪm ɪn/.
verb (used with object)
Origin of woman
noun, plural wom·en's.
Examples from the Web for women
In 2009, a Pakistani Christian woman got into a religious argument with some Muslim women with whom she was harvesting berries.
Even internally in the House, women are not getting their fair shake.
Isolated lesbians learned that there were other women like them via books whose covers aimed to titillate heterosexual men.
Even the hot Jewish women I mentioned above did something a bit more “intellectual” than pageantry: acting.
Many Jewish women have been accepted as conventional, mainstream hot.
The women and children were being hurried to the ships, and two ladies were hastening past my friend.The Angel and the Author - and Others|Jerome K. Jerome
I'm in business—none of our women has ever been in business.Contrary Mary|Temple Bailey
She was resigned to the appreciation of women only, and these had in their appreciation narrowness of mind, malignity, and envy.The Red Lily, Complete|Anatole France
By the river some women, no larger in appearance than little dolls, were standing and washing.A Russian Proprietor|Lyof N. Tolstoi
Yet women of the "new" immigrant groups enter domestic service much less than those from the "old" ones.New Homes for Old|Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge
noun plural women (ˈwɪmɪn)
Word Origin for woman
plural of woman (q.v.).
late Old English wimman (plural wimmen), literally "woman-man," alteration of wifman (plural wifmen), a compound of wif "woman" (see wife) + man "human being" (in Old English used in reference to both sexes; see man (n.)). Cf. Dutch vrouwmens "wife," literally "woman-man."
The formation is peculiar to English and Dutch. Replaced older Old English wif and quean as the word for "female human being." The pronunciation of the singular altered in Middle English by the rounding influence of -w-; the plural retains the original vowel. Meaning "wife," now largely restricted to U.S. dialectal use, is attested from mid-15c. Women's liberation is attested from 1966; women's rights is from 1840, with an isolated example in 1630s.
see feel like oneself (new woman); marked man (woman); (woman) of few words; own person (woman); right-hand man (woman); scarlet woman.