servicewoman

[sur-vis-woom-uhn]
noun, plural servicewomen.
1.
a woman who is a member of the armed forces of a country.
2.
a woman whose occupation is to maintain or repair equipment: A servicewoman was here to repair the air conditioner.

Origin:
1940–45; service(man) + -woman


See -woman.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To servicewoman
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: services
Next Definition: servicewomen
Words Near: servicewoman
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for servicewoman
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing servicewoman
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
He soon finds out that no two stories about the late servicewoman match.
Imagine a servicewoman in a foreign country, a remote location without good medical facilities or even a safe blood supply.
Show full name of the deceased serviceman, servicewoman or veteran.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature