[yots-woo m-uh n]

noun, plural yachts·wom·en.

a woman who owns or sails a yacht, or who is devoted to yachting.

Origin of yachtswoman

First recorded in 1885–90; yacht + 's1 + -woman

Usage note

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for yachtswoman

Historical Examples of yachtswoman

  • She is a golfer, a yachtswoman, fond of sport generally, and withal a charming hostess.

    Christopher Quarles

    Percy James Brebner

  • I soon discovered that the lady had been something of a yachtswoman, and seemed perfectly at home on the heaving ocean.


    George Niblo