gentle sex
noun Date: 1583 the female sex ; women in general

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gentle sex — noun : the female sex : women in general used with the a member of the gentle sex * * * women in general. Also, gentler sex. [1575 85] * * * gentle sex or gen|tler sex «JEHN tluhr», women collectively; womankind …   Useful english dictionary

  • gentle sex — gen′tle sex n. usage: This term, though rarely used today, is sometimes perceived as patronizing. older use: sometimes off. off sex women in general • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • gentle sex — women in general. Also, gentler sex. [1575 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • gentle sex — female sex, women …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gentle sex — /ˈdʒɛntl sɛks/ (say jentl seks) noun women …   Australian English dictionary

  • The Gentle Sex — Infobox Film name = The Gentle Sex director = Leslie Howard producer = Derrick De Marney writer = Moie Charles starring = Joan Gates Jean Gillie Joan Greenwood Joyce Howard Rosamund John Lilli Palmer Barbars Waring music = John Greenwood… …   Wikipedia

  • Gentle Annie — can refer to:* Gentle Annie , an American song composed by Stephen Foster in 1856 with a popular parody version widely known in Australia * Gentle Annie a song unrelated to the Stephen Foster song or its Australian parody, sung by Tommy Makem. *… …   Wikipedia

  • sex — 1. (sex) (124100↑, 27593↓) What kind of moron are you that you look up sex in the urban dictionary? Looking up sex??? Seriously, get off now before I turn off the internet. Author: TJ (CC) 2. (sex) (65908↑, 27767↓)… …   Urban English dictionary

  • sex — /seks/, n. 1. either the male or female division of a species, esp. as differentiated with reference to the reproductive functions. 2. the sum of the structural and functional differences by which the male and female are distinguished, or the… …   Universalium

  • sex — noun 1 male or female ADJECTIVE ▪ female, male ▪ opposite ▪ At that age they can start becoming shy with the opposite sex. ▪ same ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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