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womenfolk

or wom·en·folks

[wim-in-fohk]
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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. women in general; all women.
  2. a particular group of women.
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Origin of womenfolk

First recorded in 1825–35; women + folk
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Examples from the Web for womenfolk

Historical Examples

  • The men were for the most part watching their womenfolk at work.

    Yorkshire Painted And Described

    Gordon Home

  • Numerous are my womenfolk, but they are all cumbered with children: how can they help me?

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael

  • I wouldn't wish the knowledge of that about his womenfolk to my worst enemy.

  • Those who babble of their affairs to their womenfolk, and those who babble of them to strangers.

    The Hand in the Dark

    Arthur J. Rees

  • Always must the aid of womenfolk be called in as a matter of course.

    Working With the Working Woman

    Cornelia Stratton Parker


British Dictionary definitions for womenfolk

womenfolk

sometimes US womenfolks

pl n
  1. women collectively
  2. a group of women, esp the female members of one's family
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