To staff with female labor.
- Independent in judgment or action:
She has always been her own woman.
- Without exception.
Other Word Forms of Woman
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Woman
- (one's) own woman
- to a woman
Origin of Woman
From Middle English woman, wimman, wifman, from Old English wÄ«fmann (“woman, female servant", literally “female person, female human being"), equivalent to wife +"Ž man. Compare Dutch vrouwmens (“wife", literally “woman-person"). Compare also West Frisian frommes (“woman, girl")(from frou and minske, literally "woman human-being"), Dutch vrouwspersoon (“woman"), German Weibsperson (“female person"), and dialectal German Fraumensch ("woman", literally "woman human-being").
Middle English from Old English wimman variant of wīfman wīf woman man person man
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the noun woman.
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