woman NOUN (pl. women) 1) an adult human female. 2) a female worker or employee. 3) a wife or lover.
the little woman — Cf. ↑the little woman
woman of the streets — Cf. ↑woman of the streets
DERIVATIVES womanliness noun womanly adjective.
ORIGIN from the Old English words for WIFE(Cf. ↑wifely) and MAN(Cf. ↑man).

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