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 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, "For decades, Jo Ann Hardesty pressed for police reform in Portland and Oregon. This is Hardesty’s moment," 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, "Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Support Coronavirus Research at Vanderbilt," 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, "Toyota’s partnership with a local legend makes a difference for D-FW veterans," 26 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of servicewoman

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Servicewoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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 \

Kids Definition of servicewoman

: a woman who is a member of the armed forces

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