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Everywoman Syllabification: Eve·ry·wom·an
Pronunciation: /ˈevrēˌwo͝omən/

Definition of Everywoman in English:


[in singular]
An ordinary or typical woman: the book is a compilation of memorably silly moments in the life of a hapless Everywoman
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  • Elizabeth, who laughingly calls herself the ‘un-Barbie,’ can and probably will be portrayed as a modern-day everywoman.
  • In one work arranged in three registers, 23 small photos of the artist in front of a plain backdrop plot Sherman's metamorphosis from dour everywoman to glamorous, heavily made-up party girl.
  • This is much more sophisticated than your average slacker comedy, as it features, for a change, a female protagonist, the ambiguously named everywoman, She.


Early 20th cent: on the pattern of Everyman.

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Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly