Definition of head woman in English:

head woman

noun

  • 1The female head or most senior woman of a tribe, village, clan, etc.

  • 2A woman in charge of a household, department, institution, etc.; the most important woman in a group, business, or organization.

Origin

Late 18th century. From head + woman, after headman.

Pronunciation

head woman

/ˌhɛd ˈwʊmən/