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sportswoman

[spawrts-woo m-uh n, spohrts-] /ˈspɔrtsˌwʊm ən, ˈspoʊrts-/
noun, plural sportswomen.
1.
a woman who engages in sports.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; sports + -woman
Usage note
See -woman.
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British Dictionary definitions for sports woman

sportswoman

/ˈspɔːtsˌwʊmən/
noun (pl) -women
1.
a woman who takes part in sports, esp of the outdoor type
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