Definition of penwoman in English:

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penwoman

Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnwʊmən/

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noun (plural penwomen)

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1A woman who writes with a specified degree of skill: a poor penwoman
More example sentences
  • The day was fixed, and the fat Sophy, who bore the reputation of being an excellent penwoman, sat down to write the invitations.
  • I have been told that in her day she was considered the best penwoman at Court.
  • Dorcas has promised to write to us, and I assure you is no bad pen-woman.
1.1A female author: the author is that skilled penwoman who wrote ‘The Ladye Shakerley’
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  • The most brilliant penwoman of today is soured in temper.
  • The first to be elected was that famous pen-woman, zealous worker for her sex, and "Mother of Clubs," Mrs. JC Croly.
  • 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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