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[woo m-uh n-kahynd] /ˈwʊm ənˌkaɪnd/
women, as distinguished from men; the female sex.
Origin of womankind
1325-75; Middle English; see woman, kind2
Can be confused
humankind, mankind, womankind. Unabridged
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  • And the conversation, thus re-established, developed on the same lines until the vanishing-point of the army of womankind.

    It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan
  • We learned from her that she was the only womankind on the 'diggings.'

  • As for the fair Birdalone, her pleasure in fine stuffs and rich embroideries is unsurpassed in the annals of womankind.

    William Morris Elizabeth Luther Cary
  • Since womankind existed, has any woman ever had such a greeting?

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Having thus rendered himself attractive to womankind, he turns his attention to the girl whom he particularly desires to win.

  • Do you, or do you not, expect your womankind to stick by you for better or for worse?

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • But womankind has never been encouraged to adopt the policy of the greatest good to the greatest number.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • It does one good to see such a choice specimen of womankind.'

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • But Bertha, not a bad sample of womankind, had made a vow she would only marry that man who would work her father's press.

    The Antiquary, Complete Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for womankind


the female members of the human race; women collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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