woman - definition and synonyms


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  1. [countable] an adult female person

    a smiling young woman with dark hair

    We need more women in parliament.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] used for saying that someone who does something is a woman

      the first woman prime minister

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    2. b.
      [singular] all women considered as a group

      the stereotype of woman as helpless victim

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    3. c.
      spoken a rude way of addressing a woman when you are annoyed

      Stop panicking, woman!

    4. d.
      informal your girlfriend, wife, or partner. Some people think this use is offensive

      Have you met his new woman?

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