En·​glish·​wom·​an ˈiŋ-glish-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce Englishwoman (audio)
: a woman of English birth, nationality, or origin

Examples of Englishwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Englishwoman delivered, deploying a new back three system that enabled the Canucks to comfortably control their matches while posing a significant attacking threat. Neel Shelat, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Last year there was the frazzled Englishwoman, 2020 had cottagecore, and, reaching into the very distant past (2019), there were VSCO girls. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 12 Dec. 2023 Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman star in this six-episode series about an Englishwoman struggling to protect her ranch in the Australian outback with the help of a rugged cattleman. Melissa Kirsch Andrew Lavallee Melissa Clark, New York Times, 25 Nov. 2023 So noticeable were the comings and goings of these unclothed visitors that they were soon moved to a less conspicuous location on Ross Island, lest the innocent eyes of Englishwomen be further polluted. Adam Goodheart, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Sep. 2023 The Englishwoman is undoubtedly a local legend—and a solo traveler after my own heart. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Sep. 2023 It was inspired by the 5 million-word diary that an Englishwoman named Anne Lister kept throughout the 19th century. Chris Bohjalian, Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2023 Somers will be a lone Englishwoman working with a group of Australians far away from home as the two countries, both among the favorites to win the Women's World Cup, battle it out, not only for soccer but cricketing supremacy. Asif Burhan, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Weldon was married to Englishwoman Muriel Jones from 1947 until her death in 1988. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Englishwoman was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Englishwoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Englishwoman. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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En·​glish·​wom·​an ˈiŋ-glish-ˌwu̇m-ən How to pronounce Englishwoman (audio)
: a woman born or living in England
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