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womanhood

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noun wom·an·hood \-ˌhu̇d\

Simple Definition of womanhood

  • : the state or condition of being an adult woman and no longer a girl

  • : women in general

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of womanhood

  1. 1 a :  the state of being a woman b :  the distinguishing character or qualities of a woman or of womankind

  2. 2 :  women, womankind

Examples of womanhood in a sentence

  1. a young girl on the verge of womanhood

  2. What is your view of womanhood?

  3. The book is a celebration of womanhood.



14th Century

First Known Use of womanhood

14th century


WOMANHOOD Defined for Kids

womanhood

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noun wom·an·hood \ˈwu̇-mən-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of womanhood for Students

  1. 1 :  the state of being a woman <She has grown to womanhood.>

  2. 2 :  womanly characteristics

  3. 3 :  woman 2





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