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

Definition of everywoman

: the typical or ordinary woman

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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 But unlike the everywomen in our lives, most of what is known of Markle comes to us through the lens of media. Samantha Willis, Glamour, "Why Do We See so Much of Ourselves in Meghan Markle?," 18 May 2018 Director Jacob Harvey's show takes a deep dive into the psyche of the Young Woman — and forges a palpable everywoman from her misery. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "13 shows to see now," 14 Sep. 2017 Johnson is gifted at playing everyman (and everywoman) characters who may put up a front of confidence, ease and panache, but their fear, inexperience and ordinariness eventually poke holes in their veneer. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "At North Coast Rep, casting keeps 'Red Hot Lovers' laughs on track," 10 Sep. 2017 Sure, modern-day everywoman Blac Chyna has had a few headaches recently. Katie Van Syckle, The Cut, "Blac Chyna Spent the Weekend in Miami With New Lover, Mechie," 23 July 2017 Still, the camera adors Jolie, who hits deep notes as her everywoman crusader survives unbearable cruelty, civic corruption and nightmarish stints in a psych ward. Hugh Hart, WIRED, "Movies: In Theaters This Week (Oct. 31)," 29 Oct. 2008

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First Known Use of everywoman

1903, in the meaning defined above

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