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weaker sex

noun, Older Use: Sometimes Offensive.
1.
the female sex; women (usually used facetiously):
my life as a member of the weaker sex.
Usage note
This is a dated term, usually used for humorous effect but sometimes perceived as condescending to women. It reinforces the stereotype of a weak female.
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weaker sex

/ˈwiːkə/
noun
1.
the female sex
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