women's studies


noun

a program of studies concentrating on the role of women in history, learning, and culture.

Nearby words

  1. women's movement,
  2. women's refuge,
  3. women's rights,
  4. women's room,
  5. women's royal voluntary service,
  6. women's suffrage,
  7. women's wear,
  8. womenfolk,
  9. womenkind,
  10. womenswear

Origin of women's studies

First recorded in 1970–75

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British Dictionary definitions for women's studies

women's studies

pl n

courses in history, literature, psychology, etc, that are particularly concerned with women's roles, experiences, and achievements
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