clans·​wom·​an ˈklanz-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce clanswoman (audio)
plural clanswomen
: a woman who is a member of a clan
The fear of incest … originated in the dangers attributed to contact with the menstrual blood of a clanswoman.L. R. Hiatt, Argument about Aborigines, 1990

Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clanswoman was in 1815

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“Clanswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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