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EnglishEdit

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From the noun woman.

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-woman (plural -women, masculine -man)

  1. A woman who is an expert in an area.
    horsewoman, sportswoman
  2. A woman who is employed or holds a position in an area.
    committeewoman, newswoman, policewoman
  3. A woman who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.
    bogeywoman, superwoman
  4. In certain cases, a woman who derives from a particular nationality.
    Scotswoman, Norsewoman

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English.

SuffixEdit

-woman

  1. used to form the names of female sportspersons or professions

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