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Blend of woman +‎ romance.


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womance (countable and uncountable, plural womances)

  1. (slang) A close but non-sexual relationship between women.
    • 2012, Sarah Mayberry, Within Reach, Harlequin (2012), →ISBN, page 12:
      “We're having an intense moment of womance here, do you mind?” Billie said.
    • 2013, Marcia Clark, "Chapter 3", Inherit the Dead, Touchstone (2013), →ISBN, page 42:
      “Angel goes through BFFs the way Limbaugh goes through oxy. Always has. I give their little 'womance' six months tops before Angel gets tired of her.”
    • 2013, Deborah Ross, "At last, a film about proper women who aren’t just drippily searching for love", The Spectator, 27 July 2013:
      She shares an apartment with her best friend Sophie (Mickey Sumner, daughter of Sting and Trudie Styler; she is terrific), but then Sophie dumps her for a rich boyfriend, and although the two have quite a womance going — ‘We are the same person, but with different hair,’ they tell everybody — we are never quite sure if Sophie is true or not.


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