Meaning of “the weaker sex” in the English Dictionary

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"the weaker sex" in British English

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the weaker sexnoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˈwiːkə ˌseks/ us /ˈwiːkɚ ˌseks/

used to refer to women in general: considered offensive by many people

(Definition of “the weaker sex” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)