Definition of penwoman in English:

penwoman

Line breaks: pen|woman
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnwʊmən
 
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noun

(plural penwomen) dated
1A woman who writes with a specified degree of skill: a poor penwoman
More example sentences
  • Mrs. Pipchin was but an indifferent pen-woman.
  • She pointed to several sheets of paper, written upon in a hand which shewed that the harridan had been no contemptible pen-woman in her younger days.
  • Though no great penwoman she sends satisfactory reports.
1.1A female author: the author is that skilled penwoman who wrote ‘The Ladye Shakerley’
More example sentences
  • Miss Willerton, in fact, bears more than a passing resemblance to the dreaded penwomen O'Connor would write so disparagingly about in later years.
  • On a love seat for two, but just large enough for the one of her, sat Mary Western Lung, the noted penwoman.
  • The Worker described her as 'a leader in thought, a distinguished pen-woman, and a wise exponent of women's work.'

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