womanhood

noun wom·an·hood \ ˈwu̇-mən-ˌhu̇d , especially Southern ˈwō- or ˈwə- \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

Definition of womanhood

1 a : the state of being a woman
b : the distinguishing character or qualities of a woman or of womankind

Examples of womanhood in a Sentence

  1. a young girl on the verge of womanhood

  2. What is your view of womanhood?

  3. The book is a celebration of womanhood.

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First Known Use of womanhood

15th century


WOMANHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

womanhood

noun

Definition of womanhood for English Language Learners

  • : the state or condition of being an adult woman and no longer a girl

  • : women in general


WOMANHOOD Defined for Kids

womanhood

noun wom·an·hood \ ˈwu̇-mən-ˌhu̇d \

Definition of womanhood for Students

1 : the state of being a woman She has grown to womanhood.
2 : womanly characteristics
3 : woman 2


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