horsewoman

noun horse·wom·an \ ˈhȯrs-ˌwu̇-mən \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of horsewoman

1 : a woman who is a rider or a driver of horses; especially : one whose skill is exceptional
2 : a woman skilled in caring for or managing horses
3 : a woman who breeds or raises horses

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First Known Use of horsewoman

circa 1578

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HORSEWOMAN Defined for English Language Learners

horsewoman

Definition of horsewoman for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who rides horses

  • : a woman who breeds or manages horses


HORSEWOMAN Defined for Kids

horsewoman

noun horse·wom·an \ ˈhȯrs-ˌwu̇-mən \

Definition of horsewoman for Students

plural horsewomen \-ˌwi-mən\
: a woman skilled in riding on horseback or in handling horses

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