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

 

YWCA

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌwaɪ dʌbljuː siː ˈeɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌwaɪ dʌbljuː siː ˈeɪ//
 
(also North American English, informal the Y)
 
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Young Women’s Christian Association (an organization that exists in many countries and provides accommodation and social and sports activities) members of the YWCA Culture The YWCA is similar to but separate from the YMCA. Its main role used to be providing safe and cheap accommodation for young women living away from home, but in Britain and the US this has now mostly been replaced by a service giving support and advice to girls and young women who are experiencing problems. It was established in Britain in 1855 and now operates in many countries around the world.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: YWCA