Definition of gentlewoman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒentlwʊmən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒentlwʊmən//
    (pl. gentlewomen
    BrE BrE//ˈdʒentlwɪmɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒentlwɪmɪn//
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  1. 1(old use) a woman who belongs to a high social class; a woman who is well educated and has excellent manners
  2. 2(North American English) used to address or refer to a female member of a legislature, for example the House of Representatives
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gentlewoman