kins·​wom·​an ˈkinz-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce kinswoman (audio)
: a female relative

Examples of kinswoman in a Sentence

writing a biography of his famous kinswoman

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kinswoman was in the 14th century

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“Kinswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


kins·​wom·​an ˈkinz-ˌwu̇m-ən How to pronounce kinswoman (audio)
: a woman who is a relative usually by birth

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