suf·​frag·​ette | \ ˌsə-fri-ˈjet How to pronounce suffragette (audio) \

Definition of suffragette

: a woman who advocates suffrage for women

Examples of suffragette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rowling shared the video of what appeared to be a lone feminist protester waving a purple, white and green suffragette flag being attacked by multiple trans activists, with police eventually intervening to break up the scuffle. Michael Lee, Fox News, 16 May 2022 As the walk, their attire will transform, taking them from early 20th century suffragette to early 21st century modern American women. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Jan. 2022 Her standing sculpture of the British suffragette Millicent Fawcett was the first monument of a woman and the first by a woman to be erected (2018) in London’s Parliament Square. Richard B. Woodward, WSJ, 19 Jan. 2022 Born into slavery, Wells would go on to become an international spokesperson for the suffragette and early civil rights movements in America. Michelle Shen, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2022 Following suffragette attacks in museums in England in 1914 and after, the National Gallery established the prevailing model for resuming normalcy. Randal Doane, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 The Ghost of Christmas Past has a suffragette-Mary Poppins look and the Ghost of Christmas Present is a contemporary, Instagram influencer on a Bird scooter. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2021 Asian American actress Anna May Wong, Cherokee Nation leader Wilma Mankiller and suffragette and politician Nina Otero-Warren will join Ride and Angelou in being featured on the coins. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 7 Oct. 2021 But the more important one was that of her colleague Carolyn Maloney, dressed as a suffragette. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, 20 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of suffragette

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for suffragette

suffrage + -ette

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25 May 2022

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“Suffragette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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