clergywoman

[ klur-jee-woo m-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF clergywoman
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He resisted but little, for his parish needed a clergywoman sadly.

She seemed to have been at the inn with the clergywoman, and was telling the tinker-mother the result.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, a nun, from clergy + man (n.). Not seriously as "woman pastor" until 1871; in between it was used humorously for "old woman" or "domineering wife of a clergyman." Cf. clergyman.

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