ser·​vice·​wom·​an ˈsər-vəs-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce servicewoman (audio)
: a woman who is a member of the armed forces

Examples of servicewoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And during World War II, servicewomen were issued a tube of Elizabeth Arden’s Montezuma Red in their military kits. Emily Listfield, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Apr. 2023 During the exchange Ukraine returned home a dog named Adik that Russian troops took away from its owner – a Ukrainian servicewoman from Mariupol – after she was captured. Katya Soldak, Forbes, 2 Jan. 2023 The local elementary school principal identified the girl: 7-year-old Sharita Rivera, who lived three miles away with her mother, an Army servicewoman stationed at Fort Bragg. John H. Tucker, Popular Mechanics, 10 Nov. 2022 Italian police placed the U.S. servicewoman under house arrest at Aviano Air Base and charged her with vehicular homicide, according to ANSA. Clark Bentson, ABC News, 23 Aug. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of servicewoman was in 1943

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“Servicewoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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ser·​vice·​wom·​an ˈsər-və-ˌswu̇m-ən How to pronounce servicewoman (audio)
: a woman who is a member of the armed forces

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