wise·​wom·​an ˈwīz-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce wisewoman (audio)
: a woman versed in charms, conjuring, or fortune-telling

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Recent Examples on the Web Not everyone can labor in a cabin with the wisewoman of their choosing. Jennifer Block, Longreads, 10 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wisewoman was in the 14th century

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“Wisewoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wisewoman. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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