-woman

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From the noun woman.

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-woman (plural -women)

  1. Someone (implied female) who is an expert in an area; e.g. horsewoman, sportswoman.
  2. Someone (implied female) who is employed or holds a position in an area; e.g newswoman, policewoman.
  3. Someone (implied female) who has special characteristics relating to an area, e.g. bogeywoman, superwoman.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English woman.

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-woman

  1. used to form the names of female sportspersons or professions

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