ev·​ery·​wom·​an ˈev-rē-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce everywoman (audio)
often capitalized
: the typical or ordinary woman

Examples of everywoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Initially adapted from Fielding’s column in The Independent—the fictional diary entries of a single London everywoman (though of course Bridget, being white and monied, sees the world through a very specific lens)—the novel was first published in 1996. Lauren O’Neill, Vogue, 17 July 2023 These victories across the globe were won by a woman who is otherwise everywoman, signing her sons’ school paperwork while doing field interviews in Nepal, racing to hockey games, juggling the family schedule. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 10 July 2023 Sturgeon’s political identity is as a plain-speaking, supremely competent everywoman. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 12 June 2023 As the blond, willowy daughter of a New Jersey construction magnate, Alix Earle, 22, doesn’t seem like an everywoman on the surface. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 20 Apr. 2023 With her knowing smile and perfect bangs, the 32-year-old has enthralled Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades franchise, charmed critics in A Bigger Splash, proved to be a magnetic everywoman in How To Be Single, and won hearts in The Peanut Butter Falcon. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 15 Dec. 2021 The celebrity intellectual experiencing an emotional implosion or the emotionally repressed everywoman in full existential crisis? David Fear, Rolling Stone, 11 Mar. 2023 But Porter’s superpower is her credential as a populist everywoman. Kathy Kiely, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2023 Amid the glut of uber-fancy restaurants, what are the standouts and what about the everyman and everywoman? Amanda Faison, Outside Online, 6 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


after everyman

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of everywoman was in 1903

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“Everywoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everywoman. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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