woman-about-town

noun

plural women-about-town
: a worldly and socially active woman
Trying to match the helpless female with the tough-minded writer, the woman-about-town with the farm girl riddled by religious guilt, is not easy.Richard B. Woodward, New York Times Magazine, 12 Mar. 1989

Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of woman-about-town was in 1883

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“Woman-about-town.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woman-about-town. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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