career woman

career woman
a woman who has a profession or a business career.
Also, careerwoman.
[1935-40, Amer.]

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career woman or career girl noun
A woman who follows a career
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Main Entry:career

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career woman UK US noun [countable] [singular career woman plural caˈreer ˌwomen]
a woman who is more interested in her career than in being married and having children. People who use this word often think this is a bad thing.
Thesaurus: general words for workers and types of workerhyponym general words relating to jobs and workhypernym

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career girl or career woman,
a girl or woman who pursues an occupational career.

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caˈreer woman f68 [career woman] noun
a woman whose career is more important to her than getting married and having children

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  • career woman — caˈreer ˌwoman noun [countable] JOBS a woman who believes that her career is more important than finding a husband or having children : • Her boss was an ambitious career woman who seemed to spend most of her life in her office …   Financial and business terms

  • career woman — career women N COUNT A career woman is a woman with a career who is interested in working and progressing in her job, rather than staying at home looking after the house and children …   English dictionary

  • career woman — ☆ career woman n. Informal a woman who follows a professional or business career …   English World dictionary

  • career woman — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms career woman : singular career woman plural career women a woman who is more interested in her career than in being married and having children. People who use this word often think this is a bad thing …   English dictionary

  • career woman — ca reer .woman n a woman whose career is very important to her, so that she may not want to get married or have children ▪ a fiercely independent career woman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • career woman — noun (C) a woman whose career is very important to her, so that she may not want to get married or have children: a fiercely independent career woman …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • career woman — woman who works full time in a profession …   English contemporary dictionary

  • career woman — ca reer ,woman (plural ca reer ,women) noun count a woman who is more interested in her career than in being married and having children. People who use this word often think this is a bad thing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • career woman — /kəˈrɪə wʊmən/ (say kuh rear woomuhn) noun a woman for whom the pursuance of a career has a high priority in her life. Also, career girl …  

  • career woman — a woman who has a profession or a business career. Also, careerwoman. [1935 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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