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 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, "What’s Amy Coney Barrett’s child-care secret? Maybe she should let us in on it.," 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, "Want to change Hollywood culture?," 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, "Miranda Hobbes, an Underrated Fashion Icon, Finally Gets Her Due," 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, "An Overlooked Novel from 1935 by the Godmother of Feminist Detective Fiction," 13 Nov. 2019 While Lululemon aims for an insider experience, Athleta touts everywoman empowerment and sustainability. Kate Bowers, Fortune, "Bye, Athleisure. Lululemon and Athleta Want You to Live Your Best ‘Ath-Lifestyle’," 24 Sep. 2019 After addressing the steak fry crowd Saturday, Warren showed more of her everywoman chops by donning an apron and gamely flipping steaks — surrounded by TV cameras and supporters — on a fiery grill. BostonGlobe.com, "Most read on BostonGlobe.com," 23 Sep. 2019 From British everywomen and a doting assistant to a flailing sports-agent to merry, musical murderesses, Renée Zellweger's career has been nothing if not out-of-the-box. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Renée Zellweger on Her "Fantastically Violent” What/If Experience With a Co-Star Jane Levy," 24 May 2019 The 2017 iteration, by default, was intended to belong to the everywoman, thousands of whom responded to Milano in a deluge of tweets and status updates. Allison Mcgevna, Glamour, "A Year Later, Is the #MeToo Movement Stuck in Hollywood?," 5 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of everywoman

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Everywoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everywoman. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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