Meaning of “womanhood” in the English Dictionary

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"womanhood" in British English

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womanhoodnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈwʊm.ən.hʊd/ us /ˈwʊm.ən.hʊd/

the state of being a woman, or the period of time when someone is a woman:

The novel deals with a teenage girl's journey towards womanhood.

the qualities that are considered typical of a woman:

Brigitte Bardot was the dominant image of womanhood in French cinema during the 1960s.

formal all women considered as a group:

the womanhood of the nation

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

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womanhoodnoun [ U ]

us /ˈwʊm·ənˌhʊd/

the state of being a woman:

The girl had matured into womanhood.

(Definition of “womanhood” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)