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Definition of "sportswoman" [sportswoman]

  • A woman who is active in sports. (noun)
  • A woman whose conduct and attitude exhibit sportsmanship. (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 "sportswoman" in a sentence
  • "In fact, Badminton is the only place where I am known as a sportswoman instead of ‘That woman who is dying.’"
  • "The sportswoman is a power forward and plays part of the year for the US team Tulsa Shock based in Tulsa, Oklahoma and also turns out for Melbourne's Bulleen Boomers."
  • "Jennifer Capriati would probably feel the same, since it was the tennis tournament in Barcelona that allowed her to demonstrate what the Olympics can do even for a sportswoman already wealthy beyond dreams."