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soroptimist

[suh-rop-tuh-mist] /səˈrɒp tə mɪst/
noun
1.
a member of an international association of professional or executive businesswomen (Soroptimist Club) devoted primarily to welfare work.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Latin sor(or) sister + optimist
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British Dictionary definitions for soroptimist club

Soroptimist

/səˈrɒptɪmɪst/
noun
1.
a member of an organization of clubs (Soroptimist International) for professional and executive businesswomen
Word Origin
C20: from Latin soror sister + optimist
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Word Origin and History for soroptimist club

Soroptimist

international society of business women and women executives, first club formed 1921 in Oakland, Calif., U.S., from sorority + optimist, probably after the Optimist Club.

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