Definition of heroine
- American heroines such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks
- remembered as the heroine of the flood
- the heroine of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
The town remembered her as the heroine of the flood and erected a statue in her honor.
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First Known Use: 1587See Words from the same year
: a woman who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities
: the chief female character in a story, play, movie, etc.
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