Definitions

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

  • noun plural Women considered as a group.
  • noun plural The women of a community or family.

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  • noun women collectively
  • noun The adult female members of a community

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Once you pop ‘em out * somebody’s* got to feed them and change them and teach them not to play in traffic, so eventually you still end up with the domesticity versus adventure dichotomy, even if you can at least spring your womenfolk from the thankless task of representing it.

    Home is where the hero isn’t at SF Novelists

  • Or, "White men are very protective of their womenfolk, which is godly and noble, but you shouldn't provoke their sinful wrath by talking to white women in front of them."

    Triablogue

  • a good-natured people, with a little touch of Teuton grossness perhaps, which makes them swill overmuch beer, and with an arrogance towards their womenfolk which is not tolerable to

    The Soul of the War

  • So he cried peace to his womenfolk, who were overwrought with anger and with hooch, and led the tribe even to thy meat caches.

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • Listening to Kody Brown and his three womenfolk describe their marital arrangement -- Kody is legally married to his first wife, Meri, and the other two, Janelle and Christine, are "wives" in a spiritual sense; they're all in their late 30s and early 40s -- one is struck by how common-sense they make it sound, if just for a fleeting moment.

    TLC's 'Sister Wives': Frank, entertaining TV about polygamist Browns in Utah

  • And North African pirates were stealing our womenfolk from French and Cornish ports to sell them into slave markets well into the 18th century.

    Roshonara Choudhry: a sad and misguided case

  • The Mexican ain't much of a crafter--I leave that to the womenfolk, as my daily fill with sharp objects is already met with lawnmowers and garden sheers--but fully endorse Cano-Murillo, as my said womenfolk idolize the mujer.

    Gustavo Arellano: ¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Special Mujer Edition

  • So he cried peace to his womenfolk, who were overwrought with anger and with hooch, and led the tribe even to thy meat caches.

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • Now we move to the womenfolk of the Batman Family (remember that story where Batgirl fought the ghost of Benedict Arnold from that title?), as Batwoman takes over the title with Detective Comics #854, written by Greg Rucka and drawn by JH Williams III, with a The Question backup feature by Rucka and Cully Hamner.

    Quick Hits – Checking in on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman

  • Now we move to the womenfolk of the Batman Family (remember that story where Batgirl fought the ghost of Benedict Arnold from that title?), as Batwoman takes over the title with Detective Comics #854, written by Greg Rucka and drawn by JH Williams III, with a The Question backup feature by Rucka and Cully Hamner.

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