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English definition of “the weaker sex”

the weaker sex

noun [S, + sing/pl verb]    
used to refer to women in general: considered offensive by many peopleMen and womenKinds of menKinds of women
(Definition of the weaker sex noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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