Synonyms for female

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This operation is performed by a female, with the aid of a stamp.

Many of them were black, and a good share were of the female sex.

For my part, I cannot understand impoliteness in a Christian female.

Female performers are frequently expected to drink with the patrons.

But we female wimmen felt that we could not have it so any way.

All this was done, I getting a berth from which I could see the female.

What a lesson to young ladies in the choice of female friends!

She had a proper pride in showing the rewards that belong to female virtue.

It is based on female responsibility, which is somewhat limited.

She has entered upon a parade, which she knows not how to quit with a female grace.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French femelle (12c.) "woman, female," from Medieval Latin femella "a female," from Latin femella "young female, girl," diminutive of femina "woman" (see feminine).

Sense extended in Vulgar Latin from humans to female of other animals. Spelling altered late 14c. on mistaken parallel of male. As an adjective, from early 14c. Reference to sockets, etc., is from 1660s.

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