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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wim-in-fohk]
    • /ˈwɪm ɪnˌfoʊk/
    • /ˈwɪm.ɪn.fəʊk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wim-in-fohk]
    • /ˈwɪm ɪnˌfoʊk/

Definitions of womenfolk word

  • noun womenfolk women in general; all women. 1
  • noun womenfolk a particular group of women. 1
  • noun womenfolk The women of a particular family or community considered collectively. 1
  • noun plural womenfolk Some people refer to the women of a particular community as its womenfolk, especially when the community is ruled or organized by men. 0
  • noun plural womenfolk women collectively 0
  • noun plural womenfolk a group of women, esp the female members of one's family 0

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Origin of womenfolk

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
First recorded in 1825-35; women + folk

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Womenfolk


womenfolk popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

womenfolk usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for womenfolk

noun womenfolk

  • gentle sex — women in general (usually used facetiously): courtesy toward the gentle sex.
  • women — plural of woman.
  • womanhood — the state of being a woman; womanly character or qualities.
  • womankind — women, as distinguished from men; the female sex.
  • femininity — the quality of being feminine; womanliness.

Antonyms for womenfolk

noun womenfolk

  • spear side — the male side, or line of descent, of a family (opposed to distaff side or spindle side).
  • roughness — having a coarse or uneven surface, as from projections, irregularities, or breaks; not smooth: rough, red hands; a rough road.

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