church·​wom·​an ˈchərch-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce churchwoman (audio)
: a woman who is a member of a church

Examples of churchwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1980, the bodies of four American churchwomen slain in El Salvador two days earlier were unearthed., 4 Dec. 2019 In 1980, four American churchwomen were raped and murdered in El Salvador., 2 Dec. 2019 Ruth was a lifelong member of the First Church of Christ in Wethersfield and active with the churchwomen for many years. Hartford Courant,, 31 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of churchwoman was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Churchwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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