|Origin:||wifman, from wif ( WIFE) + man 'person'|
wom‧an S1 W1 plural women
an adult female person:
I was talking to a woman I met on the flight.
a popular women's magazine
When a woman is pregnant, the levels of hormones in her body change.
woman priest/doctor etc (=a priest etc who is a woman)
Ireland's first woman president
women in general:
any woman[singular] formal
A woman's work is never done (=used to say that women have a lot to do).
a woman who has a particular kind of job:
Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher
a woman that a man is having a sexual relationship with, even though he is married to someone else:
I'm sure he's got another woman.
to make your own decisions and be in charge of your own life, without depending on anyone else
a word meaning a wife or girlfriend, which many women find offensive: ➔ kept woman
Did he bring his new woman with him?
a rude way of speaking to a woman when you are angry, annoyed etc
form of addressold-fashioned not polite
a female servant or person who does cleaning work for you in your house [↪ cleaner, daily help]