noun, singular or plural in construction
wom·​an·​kind | \ ˈwu̇-mən-ˌkīnd How to pronounce womankind (audio) \

Definition of womankind

: female human beings : women especially as distinguished from men

Examples of womankind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, there was some disappointment for Davis (and the rest of womankind), that the success of A League of Their Own didn’t lead to an abundance of female-centric ensemble films, or films about women’s sports. Lizzy Dening, Vogue, 6 July 2022 The moral of this film appears to be: every male, regardless of age and social status, means harm to womankind. The New Yorker, 20 May 2022 Their encounter is a Pyrrhic victory for womankind, a pluckable symbol for women who believe that their best selves could flourish in the professional sphere, if only men would stop intruding. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 17 Oct. 2020 There's no reason that celebrating and empowering women should be restricted to one particular section of the calendar, but having an extra special day to rejoice for all womankind and spread awareness is pretty great. Lauren Swanson, Allure, 6 Mar. 2020 That’s teamwork at its finest, not a defeat for womankind. Marsha Ivins, Time, 28 Aug. 2019 Simone Rocha’s gilded sequined dresses glinted at the heart of a moving show, which addressed all ages and shapes of womankind. Sarah Mower, Vogue, 20 Feb. 2019 Glamour interviewed 1,147 men about the #MeToo movement and the survey results are an emotional roller coaster for womankind. Aubrey Nagle, Philly.com, 31 May 2018 But are Americans really expected to celebrate as a great victory for womankind the fact that a woman's only option for doing her job is to haul a 10-day-old baby to work? Erin Geiger Smith, Marie Claire, 20 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of womankind

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Womankind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/womankind. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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