laywoman

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From lay +‎ -woman.

NounEdit

laywoman (plural laywomen)

  1. A woman who is a layperson, one who has not taken a religious oath (such as becoming a nun).
  2. (by extension) A woman who is not a professional in a given field.
    Carmen is not a professional anthropologist, but strictly a laywoman.