fairer sex


variants or less commonly fair sex
old-fashioned : the female sex : women in general
usually used with the

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1689, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fairer sex was circa 1689

Dictionary Entries Near fairer sex

Cite this Entry

“Fairer sex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairer%20sex. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!