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[jen-tl-woo m-uh n] /ˈdʒɛn tlˌwʊm ən/

noun, plural gentlewomen.
a of good family, breeding, or social position.
a civilized, educated, sensitive, or well-mannered ; lady.
a who attends upon a lady of rank.
a female member of the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives:
The chair recognizes the gentlewoman from Maine.
noun (pl) -women
(archaic) a woman regarded as being of good family or breeding; lady
(rare) a woman who is cultured, courteous, and well-educated
(history) a woman in personal attendance on a high-ranking lady

early 13c., from gentle + woman.


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