noun, often capitalized
ev·​ery·​wom·​an | \ ˈev-rē-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce everywoman (audio) \

Definition of everywoman

: the typical or ordinary woman

Examples of everywoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike Bush, who was part of a political dynasty, Palin presented herself in stark contrast as an everywoman positioned outside the federal political machine. Julian Zelizer, CNN, 13 May 2022 Relatable everywoman Jennifer Lawrence is having a baby. Jeva Lange, The Week, 9 Sep. 2021 This is the magic of Oh’s performance — to portray an ivory tower English professor as an everywoman. Nancy Wang Yuen, Los Angeles Times, 20 Aug. 2021 The sweet, plucky matriarch and one-woman support squad appeals greatly to female viewers as the ultimate everywoman. Dan Snierson, EW.com, 14 July 2021 There are those who want to lift her up as an everywoman who blazes the trail for the rest of us. Caroline Siegrist, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2020 Such characters couldn’t be everyman or everywoman, but only a very specific kind of man or woman who stood in for a very particular and marginalized community. John L. Jackson Jr. Los Angeles Times (tns), Star Tribune, 17 Sep. 2020 But despite her chicer moments, Miranda’s wardrobe was designed to position her as the show’s everywoman, not the ingenue. Glamour, 15 Oct. 2019 Amy’s lament is that of an everywoman, but her actions are those of a psychopath. Nora Caplan-bricker, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of everywoman

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for everywoman

after everyman

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15 May 2022

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“Everywoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everywoman. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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