sportswoman

noun
sports·​wom·​an | \ ˈspȯrts-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce sportswoman (audio) \

Definition of sportswoman

: a woman who engages in sports

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The National Wildlife Federation’s Artemis initiative works to recruit, train and spotlight sportswomen who have traditionally made up a small portion of hunters. Zusha Elinson, WSJ, "Put Down the Kombucha and Pick Up a Crossbow: Hipsters Are the New Hunters," 9 Jan. 2019 The program is 100 percent volunteer-driven, led by sportsmen and sportswomen who harvest deer both during regular hunting season and during special off-season cull efforts, which occur when deer become a nuisance to farms or neighborhoods. Michigan Wildlife Council, Detroit Free Press, "Goodwill hunting: How Michigan hunters are helping to feed needy families," 12 June 2018 Being Serena illustrates the nexus of the multiple roles Williams holds or has held: stylish celebrity; new mother; bride-to-be; wealthy suburbanite; muscle-bound, highly skilled, painstakingly maintained sportswoman. Sonia Saraiya, HWD, "We’ve Never Seen an Athlete’s Story Quite Like Serena Williams’ HBO Docuseries," 2 May 2018 On the outside, my mother-in-law is a modern sportswoman. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "No More Maybe," 12 Mar. 2018 A keen sportswoman growing up, rowing was her first sporting foray of note at a time when her parents were divorcing. Matt Majendie, CNN, "England rugby player overcomes anorexia and alopecia to reach the top," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of sportswoman

1724, in the meaning defined above

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sportswoman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sportswoman

: a woman who participates in sports

sportswoman

noun
sports·​wom·​an | \ ˈspȯrts-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce sportswoman (audio) \
plural sportswomen\ -​ˌwi-​mən \

Kids Definition of sportswoman

: a woman who engages in or is interested in sports and especially outdoor sports

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