Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Women considered as a group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Women in general; the female sex; the females collectively of the human kind.
  • noun A body of women, especially in a household; the female members of a family.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The females of the human race; women, collectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Women, taken collectively.

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

  • noun women as distinguished from men

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From woman +‎ -kind.

Examples

  • For a man who cannot command his womankind is a fool. '

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • For a man who cannot command his womankind is a fool. '

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • For a man who cannot command his womankind is a fool. '

    A Hyperborean Brew

  • His modesty at the mention of womankind is notable.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I am a man who can now have no joy in womankind, but when as a brother I protect them.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • And I promise you that, at this moment, if there be pillows sleepless yonder in the camp for the sake of the costly fragile toys called womankind, those jackasses of lovelorn lads have cause to regret the sojourn of Queen Margaret in

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844

  • Men, especially lovers, are addicted to the innocent fatuity of preferring to protect weakness rather than to admire courage in womankind.

    Indiana

  • He had not only lost his love, but what is more precious than love – faith in womankind.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • ` ` Ah, poor fellow! nothing can be more melancholy; unless, as young men sometimes do, you had fancied yourself in love with some trumpery specimen of womankind, which is indeed, as Shakspeare truly says, pressing to death, whipping, and hanging all at once. ''

    The Antiquary

  • "Ah, poor fellow! nothing can be more melancholy; unless, as young men sometimes do, you had fancied yourself in love with some trumpery specimen of womankind, which is indeed, as Shakspeare truly says, pressing to death, whipping, and hanging all at once."

    The Antiquary — Complete

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