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womenfolk

or wom·en·folks

[ wim-in-fohk ]
/ ˈwɪm ɪnˌfoʊk /
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noun (used with a plural verb)

women in general; all women.
a particular group of women.

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Origin of womenfolk

First recorded in 1825–35; women + folk
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British Dictionary definitions for womenfolk

womenfolk

sometimes US womenfolks

/ (ˈwɪmɪnˌfəʊk) /

pl n

women collectively
a group of women, esp the female members of one's family
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