gentlewoman

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

Definition of gentlewoman

  1. 1a :  a woman of noble or gentle birthb :  a woman who is an attendant upon a lady of rank

  2. 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

13th Century

First Known Use of gentlewoman

13th century


GENTLEWOMAN Defined for English Language Learners

gentlewoman

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

Definition of gentlewoman for English Language Learners

  • : a woman of high social status


GENTLEWOMAN Defined for Kids

gentlewoman

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

Definition of gentlewoman for Students

plural

gentlewomen

\-ˌwi-mən\
  1. 1 :  a woman with very good manners :  lady

  2. 2 :  a woman of high social status



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