Definition of suffragette
: a woman who advocates suffrage for women
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This year's election took place 104 years to do the day since Emily Davison gave her life to the suffragette cause by jumping in front King George V's horse at Epsom racecourse in 1913.
And this is the place where a Manchester girl named Emmeline Pankhurst from the streets of Moss Side led a suffragette city with sisterhood pride/
This week’s women focused on how to look haute in hectic times: suffragette white for big night benefit dresses, flapper fringe for post-Met Gala dancing, sergeant pepper jackets and animal prints to roar stylishly by night.
Mrs. Pelosi led Democratic women in wearing white, recalling the suffragette movement.
Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, appeared satisfied and fond of the President, for the most part; Democrats expressed their discontent with some pointed silences and, in the case of many of the women, outfits in suffragette white.
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Definition of suffragette for English Language Learners
: a woman who worked to get voting rights for women in the past when women were not allowed to vote
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