woman-about-town

noun
plural women-about-town

Definition of woman-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

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First Known Use of woman-about-town

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Woman-about-town.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woman-about-town. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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