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woman

noun uk   /ˈwʊm.ən/ (plural women   /ˈwɪmɪn/   ) us  
A1 [C] an adult female human being: She's a really nice woman. A woman and two men were arrested on the day after the explosion. Women first got the vote in Britain in 1918. She is Ireland's first woman (= female) president.Men and womenKinds of menKinds of women [C] informal a wife or female sexual partner: Apparently, Geoff's got a new woman.Romantic and sexual partners [U] women in general: He is writing a book on the representation of woman in medieval art. Men and womenKinds of menKinds of women
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