feme sole

feme sole
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fem sohl]
    • /fɛm soʊl/
    • /fiːm səʊl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fem sohl]
    • /fɛm soʊl/

Definitions of feme sole words

  • noun plural feme sole an unmarried woman, whether never married, widowed, or divorced. 1
  • noun plural feme sole a married woman who is independent of her husband with respect to property. 1
  • noun feme sole a single woman, whether spinster, widow, or divorcee 0
  • noun feme sole a woman whose marriage has been annulled or is otherwise independent of her spouse, as by owning her own property 0
  • noun feme sole an unmarried woman; spinster, divorcée, or widow 0
  • noun feme sole (law) A single woman, whether unmarried, spinster, widow or divorcee. 0

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Origin of feme sole

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
Borrowed into English from Anglo-French around 1520-30

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Parts of speech for Feme sole


feme sole popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% 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.

feme sole usage trend in Literature

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