suf·​frag·​ette ˌsə-fri-ˈjet How to pronounce suffragette (audio)
: a woman who advocates suffrage for women

Examples of suffragette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such acts, if unpopular, fall in line with earlier, violent moral crusaders like British suffragettes. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Mar. 2023 In the early twentieth century, the suffragette movement tied the politics of voting rights with other forms of mobility. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 18 Sep. 2023 For her part, Dr. DiCenzo thinks suffragettes did help bring about the granting of partial voting rights in 1918. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Mar. 2023 Based in England, this book is about the writing of the Oxford Dictionary in a time of the suffragette movement and the First World War. Teresa M. Hanafin,, 4 June 2023 Historians today debate the suffragettes’ contribution to getting women the vote. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Mar. 2023 Contemporary in tone, the story of Katharine’s bold challenge to the Edwardian patriarchy is set against the backdrop of the suffragette movement and advances in science and technology, at the turn of the 20th century. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2023 The suffragette movement and the military in the 1940s were largely segregated. Emily Listfield, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Apr. 2023 Having inspired civil rights activists, suffragettes, revolutionaries, and freedom fighters of all sorts, the Liberty Bell now lives on display for anyone to come and see. Kaye Toal, Travel + Leisure, 29 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


suffrage + -ette

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suffragette was in 1906

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“Suffragette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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suf·​frag·​ette ˌsəf-ri-ˈjet How to pronounce suffragette (audio)
: a woman who supported voting rights for women when women were not allowed to vote
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