Meaning of new woman in English:

new woman

Pronunciation /ˌnjuː ˈwʊmən/


  • Frequently with capital initials. A woman who is considered different from previous generations; especially one who challenges or rejects the traditional roles of wife, mother, or homemaker, and advocates independence for women and equality with men.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Westminster Review. From new + woman, after new man.