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[spawrts-woo m-uh n, spohrts-] /ˈspɔrtsˌwʊm ən, ˈspoʊrts-/
noun, plural sportswomen.
a woman who engages in sports.
Origin of sportswoman
1745-55; sports + -woman
Usage note
See -woman. Unabridged
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  • Not only was she a celebrity, she was also a remarkable sportswoman and equestrian.
  • She's a fabulously successful sportswoman, a wealthy celebrity, and happily married.
  • She was a great sportswoman who loved hunting, fly-fishing and playing polo.
British Dictionary definitions for sportswoman


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