Definition of Everywoman in English:

Everywoman

noun

  • [in singular] An ordinary or typical woman:

    ‘Lorna is rich and privileged, hardly Everywoman’
    • ‘She said her main characters, a zoo-keeper and a clothes maker, represented the urban everywoman rather than the artsy vanguard stereotypically associated with gay lifestyles.’
    • ‘They want to see their saintly everywoman enjoying a chat with a girlfriend, since they derive pleasure from their interactions on the mailing list.’
    • ‘She's an everywoman with her insecurities and self discoveries she makes to empower herself.’
    • ‘Lisa is an omnipotent everywoman who handles each challenge with aplomb, spirit, and bouts of tearful anger.’
    • ‘But just as it may have to shift its ground, there's a feeling that perhaps she has to look for a more singular, less chameleon-like direction rather than the everywoman she's so good at.’
    • ‘She assembles familiar ingredients in a way that satisfies the everywoman while dispiriting the adventurous.’
    • ‘Lady Liberty, by contrast, is a mythic female approximating a goddess - at one and the same time everywoman and no woman - who has come to embody cardinal virtues of the state.’
    • ‘Like Heidegger's archetype of the human as a being who simply ‘exists,’ with no direction or motivation, Malick's American everymen and everywomen drift from scene to scene, through non-linear plots and rich landscapes.’
    • ‘In one work arranged in three registers, 23 small photos of the artist in front of a plain backdrop plot Sherman's metamorphosis from dour everywoman to glamorous, heavily made-up party girl.’
    • ‘Elizabeth, who laughingly calls herself the ‘un-Barbie,’ can and probably will be portrayed as a modern-day everywoman.’
    • ‘This is much more sophisticated than your average slacker comedy, as it features, for a change, a female protagonist, the ambiguously named everywoman, She.’
    • ‘As in a good Hitchcock movie, Joanna is our everywoman in a small, safe town.’

Origin

Early 20th century: on the pattern of Everyman.

Pronunciation:

Everywoman

/ˈɛvrɪwʊmən/