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Definition of "kinswoman" []

  • A female relative. (noun)
  • A woman sharing the same racial, cultural, or national background as another. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kinswoman" in a sentence
  • "An old ally has turned against him; his wise advisor has gone missing; and a young kinswoman is wreaking havoc."
  • "'By assuring me that my kinswoman is my sincere friend?'"
  • "But I cannot help being glad for you that his kinswoman will be your servant, for you are ill fitted to grow maize with the painted savages, ma plus douce!"