- the state or time of being a woman
- womanly qualities; womanliness
- women collectively
Origin of womanhoodMiddle English womanhode: see -woman and -hood
- The state or time of being a woman.
- The composite of qualities thought to be appropriate to or representative of women.
- Women considered as a group: “The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood” ( Mary McLeod Bethune )
(countable and uncountable, plural womanhoods)
woman +"Ž -hood