Definition of woman
She was a shy and awkward girl who grew up to become a confident and beautiful woman.
She is a grown woman.
The store sells shoes for both men and women.
Do they have a cleaning woman?
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: an adult female human being
: a woman who has a specified job or position
: all women thought of as a group
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