Definition of feminity in English:



  • Femininity.

    • ‘One of the most important points to me is that I have always felt as though what constituted feminity was being defined by men.’
    • ‘During the last few years, however, feminism in popular culture has declined dramatically, leaving many women and girls feeling embarrassed and ashamed of both their feminity and feminism itself.’
    • ‘But Kathy says she steers well clear of steroids because she has seen first hand the devastating effects they can have on feminity.’
    • ‘I think feminity is really important and very strong.’
    • ‘Is feminity only about asserting yourself as woman when you find yourself left behind in a swirl of progressive women?’


Late Middle English: from Old French feminite, from medieval Latin feminitas, from Latin femina ‘woman’.