from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman who is a native or inhabitant of France.

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  • n. A French woman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman of the French nation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person of French nationality


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  • How about this one, concerning a certain Frenchwoman's practical joke.

    façonner - French Word-A-Day

  • The 30-year-old Frenchwoman is playing the best tennis of her career, five years after she won the French Open and 10 years after her victory at the Australian. - Kim Clijsters powers past Pierce for U.S. Open crown

  • But if the Frenchwoman was a good walker, Edith Talbot was a better one, and now that she no longer feared notice -- for she draped the large shawl as elegantly about her shoulders as any woman in Marseilles -- she decided to adopt a little strategy.

    The Albert Gate Mystery Being Further Adventures of Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective

  • "What women!" said Vronsky, recalling the Frenchwoman and the actress with whom the two men he had mentioned were connected.

    Anna Karenina

  • I have a beautiful opening in some memoranda I have made of the early life of a Frenchwoman, that is, up to the age of seventeen, when she is cast adrift upon the world, and I would work it all up together.


  • ’ said Vronsky, recalling the Frenchwoman and the actress with whom the two men he had mentioned were connected.

    Chapter XXI. Part III

  • There is always a something -- something indescribable -- about the Frenchwoman which is marked and distinctive, and which the English-bred woman can never actually imitate.

    Hushed Up! A Mystery of London

  • He called a Frenchwoman all the world over, Madamasel — that wor the name on ’em all.

    Uncle Silas

  • "The term 'artist,' applied to our sex, signifies 'Frenchwoman' with him.

    Sandra Belloni — Volume 1

  • It's tempting to say that each expresses the brilliance of a woman of her culture: Seyfried a spunky American, feisty and independent; Binoche a passionate Frenchwoman, emotional and expressive; Wasikowska a steely Englishwoman, resolute and intelligent.

    Stanton Peele: Three Actressing Tour de Forces


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