Definition of gentlewoman noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    gentlewoman

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈdʒɛntlˌwʊmən//
     
    (pl. gentlewomen
    NAmE//ˈdʒɛntlˌwɪmən//
     
    )
     
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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 used to address or refer to a female member of a legislature, for example the House of Representatives
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