weaker sex

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Proper noun[edit]

the weaker sex

  1. (offensive) Women; the female gender.
    • 2013, Peter McAra, A World Apart (page 14)
      For a man raised since birth to be strong, resolute, spare with words, and never to bow to the weepings and handwringings of the weaker sex, he had poured out his heart in that letter.