This brings us to the flapper, the suffragette, and, finally, that über-American icon: the screen siren.
The Special Branch in the days of suffragette outrages was the chief foe of the vote-seekers.
The way you acted when you first run round with me, I thought you sure was a suffragette.
"Mrs. Brenton is not a suffragette," Olive interposed hurriedly.
I was actually taken for a suffragette in the market-place just now.
Clubs: She did not have time for any, and thus could not be a suffragette.
The suffragette caught the remark, and determined to catch the woman who made it.
And he had made a woman saving a mouse-trap; she was a suffragette.
I'll be an actress, or a settlement-worker, or a suffragette—I don't care what.
A companion volume, entitled "How to light them," by a suffragette, may be expected shortly.
"female supporter of the cause of women's voting rights," 1906, from suffrage, with French fem. ending in vogue at the time. Earlier (without reference to sex) suffragist (1822) "advocate of extension of the political franchise in Britain," or, in the U.S., of voting rights for free blacks. Especially with reference to women after c.1885.
A suffragist. Today, the term suffragette is often considered demeaning.