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Women and girls - thesaurus

Synonyms

woman

noun

all women considered as a group

female

noun

a female person or animal

womankind

noun

formal all women considered as a group

young lady

noun

an expression that older people sometimes use for referring to or speaking to a girl or young woman

lass

noun

Scottish a girl, or a young woman

womenfolk

noun

old-fashioned the women in a particular family, community etc

the fair sex

noun

old-fashioned women

housewife

noun

a woman who does not work outside the home and whose main job is looking after her children, cooking, cleaning etc

lady

noun

used for talking about a woman. Some people think this use is polite but other people think it is old-fashioned and prefer to use ‘woman

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a damsel in distress

a woman who is in trouble and needs help

a father/mother figure

someone who is considered by others to be like a father or mother

a slip of a boy/girl

a small thin boy/girl

colleen

noun

Irish a young girl

earth mother

noun

a woman who prefers natural methods and styles of living and likes to look after people, for example by cooking meals for them

F

abbreviation

female

flapper

noun

a young woman in the 1920s who had short hair, wore short dresses, and had a lot of fun at parties

gal

noun

mainly Americaninformal a girl, or a woman

girls

noun

used for talking to or about a group of women, especially by women who are the same age or older. This is often considered offensive when used by men

good-time girl

noun

informal old-fashioned a young woman whose main interest is to enjoy life and have fun

It girl

noun

a fashionable young woman who receives a lot of attention in the newspapers and who many people admire, especially for a short period of time

Jane Doe

noun

American a woman whose name is not known. The name for such a man is John Doe.

lady

noun

a woman who behaves politely and in a way that was traditionally considered suitable for a woman

lady

noun

old-fashioned used for referring to what a woman’s profession is, for example a ‘lady doctor’ or ‘lady barrister’. Many people prefer to say ‘woman doctor’ or ‘woman barrister’ or simply ‘doctor’ or ‘barrister’.

the lady of the house

noun

old-fashioned the woman who owns a house, or the wife of the owner

lassie

noun

Scottishinformal a lass

madam

noun

Britishinformal a girl or young woman who thinks other people should do exactly what she wants

nymph

noun

literary a young woman

tannie

noun

South Africaninformal an older woman

wench

noun

an old word for a ‘young woman’, often a servant

woman

noun

used for saying that someone who does something is a woman

working girl

noun

a young woman who has a job

yummy mummy

noun

informal an attractive and fashionably dressed young mother

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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