Meaning of young woman in English:

young woman


  • 1A woman who is young; an adolescent or young adult female.

  • 2As a form of address, especially when expressing a reproof or warning.

  • 3Chiefly with possessive: a person's female lover or sweetheart; a girlfriend; (sometimes) specifically a fiancée. Compare "young lady", "young man". Now somewhat dated or historical.


Old English. From young + woman.


young woman

/ˌjʌŋ ˈwʊmən/