from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A female who asserts.


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  • Ambition, loving to be gay and to fawn, has been a gallantry looked upon as having something in it of the livery; and husbandry, or the country way of life, though of a grosser spinning, as the best stuff of a commonwealth, according to Aristotle, such a one being the most obstinate assertress of her liberty and the least subject to innovation or turbulency.

    The Commonwealth of Oceana


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  • Just saying this word is empowering.

    November 29, 2010