fair sex


fair sex
women, females collectively

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • fair sex — n the fair sex also the fairer sex old fashioned women …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fair sex — fair′ sex n. usage: This term, though rarely used today, is sometimes perceived as patronizing. off sex Older Use: Sometimes Offensive. women collectively • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • fair sex — n. women collectively: used with the: now sometimes considered a patronizing term …   English World dictionary

  • fair sex — noun women as a class it s an insult to American womanhood woman is the glory of creation the fair sex gathered on the veranda • Syn: ↑womanhood, ↑woman • Derivationally related forms: ↑womanhood …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair sex — {n. }, {informal} Women in general; the female sex. * / Better not use four letter words in front of a member of the fair sex, Joe said./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fair sex — {n. }, {informal} Women in general; the female sex. * / Better not use four letter words in front of a member of the fair sex, Joe said./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fair\ sex — n. informal Women in general; the female sex. Better not use four letter words in front of a member of the fair sex, Joe said …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fair sex — also fairer sex N SING: the N If a man talks about the fair sex, he is referring to women in general. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • fair sex — noun Women collectively. The younger Gentry, or Dons, to express their Gallantry, carry about them Egg shells, filld with Orange or other sweet Water, which they cast at Ladies in their Coaches, or such other of the fair Sex as they happen to… …   Wiktionary

  • fair sex — noun the fair sex old fashioned women …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fair sex — /ˈfɛə sɛks/ (say fair seks) noun women …   Australian English dictionary


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