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woman (ˈwʊmən)
n , pl women
1.  an adult female human being
2.  (modifier) female or feminine: a woman politician; woman talk
3.  women collectively; womankind
4.  the woman feminine nature or feelings: babies bring out the woman in her
5.  a female servant or domestic help
6.  a man considered as having supposed female characteristics, such as meekness or timidity
7.  informal a wife, mistress, or girlfriend
8.  informal the little woman one's wife
9.  woman of the streets a prostitute
10.  rare to provide with women
11.  obsolete to make effeminate
Related: gyno-, gynaeco-
[Old English wīfmann, wimman; from wife + man (human being)]

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