An example of a heroine is a woman who saves children from a burning building.
An example of a heroine is Wonder Woman.
Origin of heroine
- Latin hērōīnē, hērōīna from Greek hērōīnē feminine of hērōs hero hero
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- English from 1650. The sense of "female lead character" is from 1715.