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gentlewoman

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noun gen·tle·wom·an \ˈjen-təl-ˌwu̇-mən\

Simple Definition of gentlewoman

  • : a woman of high social status

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gentlewoman

  1. 1 a :  a woman of noble or gentle birth b :  a woman who is an attendant upon a lady of rank

  2. 2 :  a woman of refined manners or good breeding :  lady

Examples of gentlewoman in a sentence

  1. <in the 19th century a number of American gentlewomen used their wealth and influence to further abolitionism, women's rights, and other worthy causes>



13th Century

First Known Use of gentlewoman

13th century


GENTLEWOMAN Defined for Kids

gentlewoman

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noun gen·tle·wom·an \ˈjen-təl-ˌwu̇-mən\

Definition of gentlewoman for Students

plural

gentlewomen

\-ˌwi-mən\
  1. 1 :  a woman with very good manners :  lady

  2. 2 :  a woman of high social status





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