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

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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

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