little woman


Definition of little woman

old-fashioned + humorous, now sometimes offensive

Examples of little woman in a Sentence

I'll check with the little woman about whether we can go.
Recent Examples on the Web The casting director was this little woman who was dressed very nicely in a flowery blouse. Clark Collis,, "Clancy Brown role call: From Shawshank Redemption and SpongeBob to The Mortuary Collection," 13 Oct. 2020 For more than 100 years, there has been one group of little women on the front lines always finding a way to make a big impact. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "America's Girl Scouts have been impacting the world for generations. Now they're helping those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic," 14 Apr. 2020 The fact that there has to be a petition in the first place shows how little women’s pain is taken seriously. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "Japanese Women Are Petitioning Against a Rule That Requires Them to Wear High Heels at Work," 11 June 2019 This little Woman gave Myra more Pleasure than all the rest of her Lovers and Mistresses. Jeanna Kadlec, Longreads, "The 19th Century Lesbian Made for 21st Century Consumption," 7 June 2019 The photo Emma posted is a Polaroid of her and the other little women of the cast: Saoirse Ronan as Jo, Florence Pugh as Amy and Eliza Scanlan as Beth. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Emma Watson Shared a New Photo of "Little Women" Castmates Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet," 14 Dec. 2018 The millennial ideal includes a two-person wash-dry routine, rather than the little woman stacking plates into her dishwasher alone, pods of Cascade Complete in hand. Rebecca Gale, Marie Claire, "Breaking: Who Does the Dishes Could Save You and Your Husband From Divorce," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of little woman

1715, in the meaning defined above

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31 Oct 2020

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“Little woman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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