kinswoman

kinswoman

[kinz-woom-uhn]
noun, plural kinswomen.
1.
a female relative.
2.
a woman of the same nationality or ethnic group.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see kin, 's1, woman, modeled on kinsman

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kinsman (ˈkɪnzmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a blood relation or a relation by marriage
2.  a member of the same race, tribe, or ethnic stock
 
'kinswoman
 
fem n

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