sportswoman
noun Date: 1754 a woman who engages in sports

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sportswoman — [spɔʀtswuman] n. f. ÉTYM. 1863, sportwoman; sportswoman, 1875; angl. sportswoman, 1754; de sport (→ Sport), et woman « femme ». → Sportsman. ❖ ♦ Vx. Femme amateur de sport (le mot incluant les exercices de plein air, la chasse…). 0 Une souplesse… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sportswoman — [spôrts′woom΄ən] n. pl. sportswomen [spôrts′wim΄ən] a woman who is interested in or takes part in sports …   English World dictionary

  • sportswoman — UK [ˈspɔː(r)tsˌwʊmən] / US [ˈspɔrtsˌwʊmən] noun [countable] Word forms sportswoman : singular sportswoman plural sportswomen a woman who plays sport, especially a professional player …   English dictionary

  • sportswoman — sports|wom|an [ˈspo:tsˌwumən US ˈspo:rts ] n plural sportswomen [ ˌwımın] a woman who plays many different sports →↑sportsman ▪ great all round sportswoman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sportswoman — [[t]spɔ͟ː(r)tswʊmən[/t]] sportswomen N COUNT A sportswoman is a woman who takes part in sports …   English dictionary

  • sportswoman — /spawrts woom euhn, spohrts /, n., pl. sportswomen. a woman who engages in sports. [1745 55; SPORTS + WOMAN] Usage. See woman. * * * …   Universalium

  • sportswoman — noun A woman who engages in sports. A female athlete …   Wiktionary

  • sportswoman — ingl. Deportista femenino …   Diccionario Lunfardo

  • sportswoman — dep Mejor [mujer] deportista …   Diccionario español de neologismos

  • sportswoman — sports|wom|an [ spɔrts,wumən ] noun count a woman who plays sports, especially a professional player …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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