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1    bird     (slang)   chick     (slang)   dame     (slang)   female, gal     (slang)   girl, ho     (U.S. derogatory slang)   lady, lass, lassie     (informal)   maid     (archaic)   maiden     (archaic)   miss, she, wench     (facetious)  
2    chambermaid, char     (informal)   charwoman, domestic, female servant, handmaiden, housekeeper, lady-in-waiting, maid, maidservant  
3      (informal)   bride, girl, girlfriend, ladylove, mate, mistress, old lady     (informal)   partner, significant other     (U.S. informal)   spouse, sweetheart, wife  
1    bloke     (Brit. informal)   boy, chap     (informal)   gentleman, guy     (informal)   lad, laddie, male, man  
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  ( women    plural  )
1       n-count   A woman is an adult female human being.  
...a young Lithuanian woman named Dayva., ...men and women over 75 years old., ...a woman doctor.     
2       n-uncount   You can refer to women in general as woman.  
...the oppression of woman.     
    career woman  
    woman of the world  

career woman        ( career women    plural  ) A career woman is a woman with a career who is interested in working and progressing in her job, rather than staying at home looking after the house and children.      n-count  
cleaning woman        ( cleaning women    plural  ) A cleaning woman is the same as a cleaning lady.      n-count  
old woman        ( old women    plural  ) If you refer to someone, especially a man, as an old woman, you are critical of them because you think they are too anxious about things.  
INFORMAL      n-count  
A one-woman performance or business is done by only one woman, rather than by several people.      adj   ADJ n  
She has already presented a one-woman show of her paintings.     
stunt woman        ( stunt women    plural  ) , stuntwoman   A stunt woman is a woman whose job is to do dangerous things, either for publicity, or in a film instead of an actor so that the actor does not risk being injured.      n-count  
-woman combines with numbers to indicate that something involves the number of women mentioned.      comb in adj   ADJ n  
...a seven-woman team.     
woman-to-woman      , woman to woman  
If you talk about a woman-to-woman conversation, you are talking about an honest and open discussion between two women.      adj   ADJ n  
      Woman to woman is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v  
Maybe she would talk to her mother one day, woman to woman.     

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

career woman n.
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it

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trendy young woman
widely used in the 20's for women who looked and acted unconventionally (wore short skirts, "bob" haircut, were jazz fans, smoked and drank)
after woman delivery phase
Latin, Medical
gestant woman before delivery phase
belly of a pregnant woman
buttocks of (adult) woman
Slang; refers to a person's "bottom," in American English. A bit more polite than "ass," less clinical than "buttocks."
half woman half fish mythological creature
term used to describe a woman's legs
[Slang] E.g: She is pretty and has some great gams.
older woman having a relation with a younger man
attractive woman that you marry to show your success
young woman who adopts a unconventional behavior and look
term largely used in the 20's to describe women who acted contrary to what was commonly expected by going out, drinking, smoking, dancing, wearing make-up etc.
1. a fashion enthusiast; someone who sets or follows trends; 2. woman working in the fashion domain (as a designer, journalist, model etc.); 3. woman passionate about shopping;
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"


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