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

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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 Richard Stack, who currently serves as a Company Commander of Spencer's former unit, said the ceremony was an opportunity to honor the servicemen and servicewomen who came before him. CBS News, "Last survivor of World War II unit fulfills its whiskey pact," 3 July 2018 At a care package station, volunteers prepared boxes of personal products and treats for servicewomen on deployment. Deborah Sullivan Brennan,, "Veterans Museum festival celebrates military kids," 30 Apr. 2018 Here are just some of their recent appearances: Earlier this week, Markle and Prince Harry attended the Anzac Day dawn service at Hyde Park, which commemorates Australia and New Zealand's servicemen and servicewomen. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "You Won't See Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Much Before the Royal Wedding," 29 Apr. 2018 In the introduction of the show’s catalog, Mr. Filkins wrote that the strain on American servicemen and servicewomen who fought in those wars was often severe. Geraldine Fabrikant, New York Times, "The Aftermath of War, Seen Through Photographers’ Eyes," 22 Oct. 2017 But even as the military, one of the most conservative institutions in the country, develops more progressive stances on hair, a return to civilian life may invite the same stigmas that dreadlocked servicewomen face while enlisted. Kenya Downs, The Root, "For Dreadlocked Servicewomen, the Fight for Acceptance Is Both a Military and Civilian Battle," 17 Oct. 2017

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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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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