careerwoman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

career +‎ woman

Noun[edit]

careerwoman (plural careerwomen)

  1. A woman who is dedicated to her career.
    • 1996 December 8, Shannon Mitchell, “Re: Betrayed by Corporate Giants!!! The TRUTH”, in can.politics, Usenet[1]:
      I think he was referring to how some women are being pressured into becoming "supermoms". Unfortunately, many women who try being both careerwoman and child-raiser at the same time end up screwing up both roles.
    • 1997 June 1, Allan Cybulskie, “Re: Benefits of Feminism To Men”, in alt.feminism, Usenet[2]:
      According to society, to attempt to take away a woman's choice of work or homelife or to insist that someone have a certain idea is similar to slavery. According to society, a woman's right to choose a career or a family, to be a homemaker or a careerwoman, is untouchable. No similar impression exists for men ...