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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [church-woo m-uh n]
    • /ˈtʃɜrtʃˌwʊm ən/
    • /tʃˈɜːtʃwʊmən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [church-woo m-uh n]
    • /ˈtʃɜrtʃˌwʊm ən/

Definitions of churchwoman word

  • noun churchwoman a female practising member of a church 3
  • noun churchwoman a woman member of a church, esp. an active member 3
  • noun plural churchwoman a female member, adherent, or active supporter of a church. 1
  • noun churchwoman A female member of the Christian clergy or of a church. 1
  • noun churchwoman The female equivalent of a churchman. 0

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Origin of churchwoman

First appearance:

before 1715
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1715-25; church + woman

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Parts of speech for Churchwoman


churchwoman popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

churchwoman usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for churchwoman

noun churchwoman

  • chaplain — A chaplain is a member of the Christian clergy who does religious work in a place such as a hospital, school, prison, or in the armed forces.
  • cleric — A cleric is a member of the clergy.
  • clerical — Clerical jobs, skills, and workers are concerned with work that is done in an office.
  • divine — of or relating to a god, especially the Supreme Being.
  • ecclesiastic — a member of the clergy or other person in religious orders.

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