-woman

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From the noun woman.

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-woman (plural -women)

  1. A female who is an expert in an area.
    horsewoman, sportswoman
  2. A female who is employed or holds a position in an area.
    committeewoman, newswoman, policewoman
  3. A female who has special characteristics relating to an area.
    bogeywoman, superwoman

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English woman.

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-woman

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

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