Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A woman: used disparagingly or in self-depreciation.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She said that a woman-body built its own nest once a month.

    The Kitchen God's wife

  • He needed a secretary, a sort of caretaker for his chicken books, he said, laughing, and it must be a female person, since he had determined to bring Danny home from school for good and all, and he felt that a woman-body was a crying necessity.

    Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge

  • I couldna tell ye hoo the story aboot the farm's bein 'haunted rose, to begin wi', but I mind fine hoo fleid I was; ay, an 'no only me, but every man-body an' woman-body on the farm.

    A Window in Thrums

  • Marian to the turn of an eyelash; to the finger tips; in the bronze chestnut curls which stood like a halo round the face; in the supple little woman-body; in all the dear, quaint, beautiful baby who stood before me devouring me with gray eyes, and looking at me with a radiant, shy smile as she held a kitten tail up against her breast.

    Nancy Stair A Novel

  • “Mr. Saddletree,” she said, “was never in the shop when he could get his nose within the Parliament House, and it was an awkward thing for a woman-body to be standing among bundles

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • ` ` Mr. Saddletree, 'she said, ` ` was never in the shop when he could get his nose within the Parliament House, and it was an awkward thing for a woman-body to be standing among bundles o barkened leather her lane, selling saddles and bridles; and she had cast her eyes upon her far-awa cousin Effie Deans, as just the very sort of lassie she would want to keep her in countenance on such occasions.' '

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • He wondered if, from a woman’s point of view, there were men who were just bodies and others who were people, and what happened if a man-body met with a woman-body, or a man-person with a woman-body and vice versa.

    A Sweet Scent of Death

  • He wondered if, from a woman’s point of view, there were men who were just bodies and others who were people, and what happened if a man-body met with a woman-body, or a man-person with a woman-body and vice versa.

    A Sweet Scent of Death

  • "Yes," said Sewell, "that is often the idea of the woman-body.

    The Minister's Charge

  • "Mr. Saddletree," she said, "was never in the shop when he could get his nose within the Parliament House, and it was an awkward thing for a woman-body to be standing among bundles

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 1

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