soroptimist club


a member of an international association of professional or executive businesswomen (Soroptimist Club) devoted primarily to welfare work.

1920–25; < Latin sor(or) sister + optimist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To soroptimist club
World English Dictionary
Soroptimist (səˈrɒptɪmɪst)
a member of an organization of clubs (Soroptimist International) for professional and executive businesswomen
[C20: from Latin soror sister + optimist]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature