Definition of -woman in English:

-woman

  • 1In nouns denoting a woman of a specified nationality or origin.

    ‘Englishwoman’
    • ‘Yorkshirewoman’
    1. 1.1In nouns denoting a woman belonging to a specified group or having a specified role or occupation.
      ‘saleswoman’
      • ‘chairwoman’
    2. 1.2In nouns denoting a woman skilled in or associated with a specified activity.
      ‘needlewoman’
      • ‘oarswoman’