American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An advocate of women's suffrage, especially in the United Kingdom.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who advocates female suffrage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A woman who advocates the right to vote for women; a woman suffragist.
- n. a woman advocate of women's right to vote (especially a militant advocate in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century)
- suffrage + -ette (“female agent”) (Wiktionary)
“Today, the term suffragette is often considered demeaning.”
“When the years brought those violent scenes and emotions of what has been called the suffragette campaign, Rosalie, who might have been expected to be a militant of the militants, took no part nor even interest in it whatever.”
“This then is the end of the argument in favour of the suffragette, which is developed out of her own psychology.”
“Given that the speech focused on bringing all her supporters behind Obama, mainly women who see her candidacy as part of the 'suffragette' movement and last nigh being the anniversary of the women obtaining the right to vote and all I thought it was a very divisive subliminal message.”
“There were enough men involved in the women's rights movement that the anti-vote males in the media used "suffragette" to humiliate men who were "suffragists," diminishing the term by putting an "ette" on the end.”
“By the way, the term "suffragette" is an example of turn-of-the-century media "spin.”
“The nitpicky twits who are looking to turn men into the enemy are not humanists, let alone feminists in the true "suffragette" sense of the word.”
“Her fellow 'suffragette', Maria Sharapova, recently sealed a £45million contract with a sports manufacturer, the most lucrative commercial deal ever for a female athlete.”
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