ser·​vice·​wom·​an | \ ˈsər-vəs-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce servicewoman (audio) \

Definition of servicewoman

: a woman who is a member of the armed forces

Examples of servicewoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harry founded the Invictus Games as an international adaptive sport competition for wounded servicemen, servicewomen, and veterans. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Prince Harry Jokes About Wearing Speedos in a Letter to Tennis Player Dylan Alcott," 20 Aug. 2019 Voices of Service Consisting of three veterans and one active-duty servicewoman, this quartet uses music to help veterans cope with PTSD. Tyler Aquilina,, "Everything you need to know about the America's Got Talent season 14 finalists," 12 Sep. 2019 Housing and cost-of-living benefits for the families of servicemen and servicewomen are also a unique draw of service. Jeannette Hinkle, azcentral, "U.S. Army pushes to boost recruiting in Phoenix amid its enlistment crisis," 26 Aug. 2019 Andrews began discussing the issue with other servicewomen and digging into regulations for other branches of the military. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Employers Have Policed Black Hair for Decades. These Four Women Have Had Enough," 13 Aug. 2019 Nevada Sparks: The state has become the latest to honor the sacrifices of servicemen and servicewomen killed in military service. USA TODAY, "Women in baseball, Lynyrd Skynyrd, circus fire: News from around our 50 states," 1 July 2019 The couple went on to meet servicemen and servicewomen gathered in a hanger at the Royal Air Force in Akrotiri, Cyprus. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Rocks a Pantsuit for a Visit to Cyprus with Prince William," 5 Dec. 2018 Prince Harry is a patron of the competition, which features wounded and injured servicemen and servicewomen from across the globe. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Australia Tour: All the Details," 10 Sep. 2018 The gift is revealed to be a full-length mirror, but the real gift is that standing behind the couch, unbeknown to the mother, is a young servicewoman dressed in military fatigues. Katherine Rosman, New York Times, "Why Am I Crying All the Time?," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of servicewoman

1943, in the meaning defined above

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31 Dec 2019

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“Servicewoman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of servicewoman

: a woman who is a member of the military


ser·​vice·​wom·​an | \ ˈsər-vəs-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce servicewoman (audio) \
plural servicewomen\ -​ˌwi-​mən \

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: a woman who is a member of the armed forces

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