Laywoman



[ley-woo m-uh n] /ˈleɪˌwʊm ən/

noun, plural laywomen.
1.
a who is not a member of the clergy.
2.
a who is not a member of a given profession, as law or medicine.
/ˈleɪwʊmən/
noun (pl) -women
1.
a woman who is not a member of the clergy
2.
a woman who does not have specialized or professional knowledge of a subject: a guide for the laywoman
n.

1520s, from lay (adj.) + woman; probably modeled on layman.

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