Definition of penwoman in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnwʊmən


(plural penwomen) dated
  • 1A woman who writes with a specified degree of skill: a poor penwoman
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    • 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’
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    • 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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