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[yots-woo m-uh n]
noun, plural yachts·wom·en.
  1. a woman who owns or sails a yacht, or who is devoted to yachting.
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Origin of yachtswoman

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

Usage note

See -woman.
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Examples from the Web for yachtswoman

Historical Examples

  • 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