Share this entry

Pankhurst Line breaks: Pank|hurst
Pronunciation: /ˈpaŋkhəːst/

Definition of Pankhurst in English:

Mrs Emmeline ( 1858–1928), Christabel ( 1880–1958), and (Estelle) Sylvia ( 1882–1960), English suffragettes. In 1903 Emmeline and her daughters founded the Women’s Social and Political Union, with the motto ‘Votes for Women’. Following the imprisonment of Christabel in 1905, Emmeline initiated the militant suffragette campaign which continued until the outbreak of the First World War.

Words that rhyme with Pankhurst

Bathurst • knackwurst

Definition of Pankhurst in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources