gentle sex

noun

Definition of gentle sex

: the female sex : women in general

First Known Use of gentle sex

1583, in the meaning defined above

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“Gentle sex.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gentle%20sex. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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