[ yots-woo m-uh n ]
/ ˈyɒtsˌwʊm ən /

noun, plural yachts·wom·en.

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

Nearby words

  1. yacht chair,
  2. yacht club,
  3. yachtie,
  4. yachting,
  5. yachtsman,
  6. yack,
  7. yackety-yak,
  8. yad,
  9. yad vashem,
  10. yada-yada-yada

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

  • 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.

    Atchoo!|George Niblo