wommon

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

wommon

  1. Obsolete spelling of woman

Etymology 2[edit]

Respelling to avoid the presence of man in the word.

Noun[edit]

wommon (plural womyn)

  1. (rare) Feminist spelling of woman
    • 1989, Nett Hart, Spirited Lesbians: Lesbian Desire as Social Action (page 20)
      This communion occurs wommon to wommon, wommon to tree, sea to wommon and is not essentially sexual []
    • 2002, Marsha Houston, ‎Olga Idriss Davis, Centering Ourselves (page 138)
      You just think that because we're Black womyn, maybe that would be enough to at least start with, but sometimes it isn't. Sometimes, just being a Black wommon isn't enough.