French·​wom·​an ˈfrench-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce Frenchwoman (audio)
: a woman who is a native or inhabitant of France
: a woman of French descent

Examples of Frenchwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, according to information from L'Équipe, the Blues aren't solely eyeing the 43-year-old Frenchwoman. Assile Toufaily, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Gauff, who now lives in Miami, glided past Frenchwoman Oceane Dodin, 6-4, 6-0, on the main court inside Hard Rock Stadium, the event’s home since leaving Key Biscayne in 2019. Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 24 Mar. 2024 Upon meeting, Frans and the Frenchwoman, Ms. Marin, fell in love instantly. Alex Traub, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2024 Partly that’s thanks to the presence of Isabelle Huppert in the lead role (her third collaboration with Hong, after In Another Country and Claire’s Camera), playing Iris, a mysterious Frenchwoman with eccentric habits. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 The protagonist, who is suffering from a brain tumor, has a one-night stand with a Frenchwoman and goes on to pursue others who look like her in nightclubs. Alex Vadukul, New York Times, 6 Feb. 2024 But the prevailing influence, to my eye anyway, is Depp’s own mother, the singer, actor and Frenchwoman Vanessa Paradis. Lindsay Zoladz, New York Times, 30 June 2023 One is Amira, a Jewish Frenchwoman originally from Alexandria, whom the narrator, now a grown man, befriends in Iowa City as part of a group of visiting international writers. Ruth Margalit, The New York Review of Books, 30 Mar. 2023 Based on the 2016 real-life trial of a Senegalese Frenchwoman who allowed her 15-month-old baby to get carried away by the tide in Berck-sur-Mer, France, Alice Diop’s feature film debut, Saint Omer unpacks the madness of motherhood. Aramide Tinubu, Essence, 29 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Frenchwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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French·​wom·​an ˈfrench-ˌwu̇m-ən How to pronounce Frenchwoman (audio)
: a woman who is French
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