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woman British & World English

An adult human female

-woman British & World English

In nouns denoting:

man of the world British & World English

A person who is experienced in the ways of sophisticated society

you can't keep a good man down British & World English

A competent person will always recover well from setbacks

be one's own man British & World English

Act independently and with confidence

old woman British & World English

An elderly female person

one-woman British & World English

Involving, done, or operated by only one woman

fancy woman British & World English

A man’s lover

other woman British & World English

The lover of a married or similarly attached man

outer woman British & World English

A woman’s body or physical needs and desires

inner woman British & World English

A woman’s soul or mind

woman-hater British & World English

A person who hates women; a misogynist

wise woman British & World English

A woman considered to be knowledgeable in matters such as herbal healing, magic charms, or other traditional lore

well woman British & World English

Denoting a clinic or other establishment providing health advice and check-ups for problems specific to women

woman to woman in woman British & World English

In a direct and frank way between two women

woman to woman British & World English

In a direct and frank way between two women

conjure woman British & World English

A sorceress, especially one who practises voodoo

scarlet woman British & World English

A notoriously promiscuous or immoral woman

woman-hating British & World English

Having or showing an intense dislike of women; misogynistic

my good woman in woman British & World English

A patronizing form of address to a woman

my good woman British & World English

A patronizing form of address to a woman

be one's own man in own British & World English

Act independently and with confidence

be twice the man/woman British & World English

Be much better or stronger (than someone)

the little woman in woman British & World English

A condescending way of referring to one’s wife

woman of letters in woman British & World English

A female scholar or author

the little woman British & World English

A condescending way of referring to one’s wife

woman of letters British & World English

A female scholar or author

be twice the man/woman in twice British & World English

Be much better or stronger (than someone)

man of the world in world British & World English

A person who is experienced in the ways of sophisticated society

battered woman syndrome British & World English

The set of symptoms, injuries, and signs of mistreatment seen in a woman who has been repeatedly abused by a husband or other male figure

a man/woman of his/her word in word British & World English

A person who keeps their promises

reasonable woman standard British & World English

A guideline for determining what constitutes sexual harassment, based on suppositions about what a reasonable woman would find objectionable

make an honest woman of in honest British & World English

Marry a woman, especially to avoid scandal if she is pregnant

make an honest woman of British & World English

Marry a woman, especially to avoid scandal if she is pregnant

woman of the bedchamber British & World English

(In the UK) a female attendant to the queen or queen mother, ranking in the royal household below lady of the bedchamber

one's old woman in old woman British & World English

A person’s mother or a man’s wife or girlfriend

penwoman British & World English

A woman who writes with a specified degree of skill

a man/woman of his/her word British & World English

A person who keeps their promises

you can't keep a good man down in keep British & World English

A competent person will always recover well from setbacks

beggarman British & World English

A person, typically a homeless one, who lives by asking for money or food

transwoman British & World English

A male-to-female transsexual

washerwoman British & World English

A woman whose occupation is washing clothes


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