gentlewoman

noun gen·tle·wom·an \ ˈjen-tᵊl-ˌwu̇-mən \

Definition of gentlewoman

1 a : a woman of noble or gentle birth
b : a woman who is an attendant upon a lady of rank
2 : a woman of refined manners or good breeding : lady

Examples of gentlewoman in a Sentence

  1. in the 19th century a number of American gentlewomen used their wealth and influence to further abolitionism, women's rights, and other worthy causes

First Known Use of gentlewoman

13th century


GENTLEWOMAN Defined for English Language Learners

gentlewoman

noun

Definition of gentlewoman for English Language Learners

  • : a woman of high social status


GENTLEWOMAN Defined for Kids

gentlewoman

noun gen·tle·wom·an \ ˈjen-tᵊl-ˌwu̇-mən \

Definition of gentlewoman for Students

plural gentlewomen \-ˌwi-mən\
1 : a woman with very good manners : lady
2 : a woman of high social status


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