ad feminam

adjective

ad fe·​mi·​nam (ˈ)ad-ˈfe-mə-nəm How to pronounce ad feminam (audio)
-ˌäm
: marked by or being an attack on a woman's character rather than an answer to the contentions made compare ad hominem entry 1

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, literally, "to the woman"

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ad feminam was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Ad feminam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ad%20feminam. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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