woman of letters

noun phrase

Definition of woman of letters

1 : a woman who is a scholar
2 : a woman who is an author

First Known Use of woman of letters

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of woman of letters was in 1818

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“Woman of letters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woman%20of%20letters. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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: a woman who writes or who knows a lot about novels, poems, etc. : a literary woman

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