noun, plural laywomen.
a woman who is not a member of the clergy.
a woman who is not a member of a given profession, as law or medicine.

1520–30; lay3 + woman

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laywoman (ˈleɪwʊmən)
n , pl -women
1.  a woman who is not a member of the clergy
2.  a woman who does not have specialized or professional knowledge of a subject: a guide for the laywoman

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