Definition of Soroptimist in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈrɒptɪmɪst/


A member of an international association of clubs for professional and business women founded in California in 1921.
Example sentences
  • The Soroptimists said members and local businesses had contributed generously to the shoebox campaign, enabling them to also provide filled wash bags for a local women's refuge.
  • The Soroptimists are an international group and service organisation which serves communities.
  • She was deeply involved in the cultural and sporting life of the town and was very active in the Soroptimists' club and in the local branch of the National Council for the Blind.


1920s: from Latin soror 'sister' + optimist (see optimism).

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