wom·​an·​kind ˈwu̇-mən-ˌkīnd How to pronounce womankind (audio)
singular or plural in construction
: female human beings : women especially as distinguished from men

Examples of womankind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s one small step for man, one long-ass leap for womankind. Vulture, 11 Mar. 2023 Bridenstine told CNN Business last year that the agency might already have an idea as to who will be making the giant leap for womankind. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 22 Sep. 2020 But if Bacon was preoccupied with the horrors of mankind, Ms. McNeely focuses on the horrors of womankind. Brian P. Kelly, WSJ, 9 Sep. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of womankind was in the 13th century

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“Womankind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/womankind. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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wom·​an·​kind ˈwu̇m-ən-ˌkīnd How to pronounce womankind (audio)
: female human beings : women especially as distinguished from men
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