noun(plural penwomen) • dated
- 1A woman who writes with a specified degree of skill: a poor penwomanMore 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.'