noun (plural women) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wīfman, from wīf woman, wife + man human being, man Date: before 12th century 1. a. an adult female person b. a woman belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation) — usually used in combination <
2. womankind 3. distinctively feminine nature ; womanliness 4. a woman who is a servant or personal attendant 5. a. chiefly dialect wife b. mistress c. girlfriend 2 • woman adjectivewomanless adjective

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