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 Most Democrats were against the suffragette movement. Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 20 Feb. 2024 Robertson, a Milwaukee philanthropist who is 108 years old, started the program in 2016 in memory of her late mother, Roberts, a pacifist and suffragette. Sophie Carson, Journal Sentinel, 12 Apr. 2024 If that's the case, the kid might wonder, then what was the point of the civil rights and suffragette movements? Theunis Bates, theweek, 5 Mar. 2024 Franklin Walking Tours has a Fierce Females tour, which highlights noted residents like the suffragettes that helped earn voting rights for women and the town’s first female mayor. Caroline Eubanks, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 Jan. 2023 See all Example Sentences for suffragette 

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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 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


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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