wom·​an·​kind | \ ˈwu̇-mən-ˌkīnd How to pronounce womankind (audio) \

Definition of womankind

: female human beings : women especially as distinguished from men

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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, "The Top 10 Shows of London Fashion Week Fall 2019," 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, "Latest on Sixers GM Twitter scandal, LOVE Park reopens | Morning Newsletter," 31 May 2018 Since her birth nearly 60 years ago, the 11½-inch doll has been a repository for every impossible expectation thrust on womankind. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "The creators of 'Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie' on remaking America's doll just before #MeToo," 27 Apr. 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, "Senator Tammy Duckworth Bringing Her Baby to the Senate Floor Is Not a Cause for Celebration," 20 Apr. 2018 Celebrating and empowering women should absolutely not be restricted to one day, but having an extra special day to rejoice for all womankind and spread awareness is pretty great. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "16 Ways to Shop With Purpose on International Women’s Day 2018," 7 Mar. 2018 This was one small step for turts, and one giant leap for womankind. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Finally, Horny Turtlenecks Are Here," 14 Feb. 2018 One hair epiphany for Fonda, another radical voice for womankind. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "Jane Fonda’s 1970 Mug Shot Started a Beauty Revolution 47 Years Ago Today," 3 Nov. 2017

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of womankind

: all women thought of as one group


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