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 Lane, a native of Zanesville who grew up in the Canton area, was a U.S. Army nurse and the only American servicewoman killed as a direct result of enemy fire in the Vietnam War. cleveland, 30 May 2022 Americans can also learn about the lives lost in military conflicts since World War I. Since World War I, the red poppy flower has been a symbol of remembrance for the ultimate sacrifice made by more than 645,000 serviceman and servicewoman. Chris Cason, Forbes, 28 May 2021 This memorial has two bronze sculptures: a serviceman kneeling across from a standing servicewoman. Michele Herrmann, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Lane is said to be the only American servicewoman killed by direct enemy fire during that war. Michele Herrmann, Forbes, 28 May 2021 The Ukrainian government urged the public not to jump to conclusions on Wednesday over the death of a servicewoman who had gotten the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine days before, according to a report. Fox News, 24 Mar. 2021 She was stationed in the Philippines and later was among the first Naval servicewoman to serve on a vessel as a Petty Officer Third Class on the USS Samuel Gompers. oregonlive, 21 June 2020 This week, Parton took to Instagram to personally thank the first responders, servicemen and servicewomen, and health care professionals around the world. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, 3 Apr. 2020 In fact, American servicemen and servicewomen often struggle to find jobs in the private sector, as some employers have difficulty understanding the degree to which veterans’ skills are genuinely transferable. Dallas News, 26 Nov. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of servicewoman

1943, in the meaning defined above

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

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