Definition of suffragette in English:



  • A woman seeking the right to vote through organized protest.

    • ‘What would the suffragists and suffragettes of yesteryear think?’
    • ‘His mother was a novelist, a Labour Party member, and a suffragette who was imprisoned for her agitation for women's rights.’
    • ‘Only those who do not understand the radical difference between the movement of socialist women and bourgeois suffragettes can think this way.’
    • ‘They wear green, purple and white - or more commonly, simply purple - the colours chosen by the early suffragettes of the Women's Social and Political Union, an organization in Britain in the early 1900s.’
    • ‘The longest - and most controversial - chapter in the book is devoted to the suffragettes.’
    • ‘Like it or not, the activists are the suffragettes of the day and, as with the campaigners for women's votes, they attract fear, loathing and scorn in equal measure.’
    • ‘Her book is a decade by decade illustrated survey of the changing role of women in the twentieth century, from the suffragettes to the modern executive.’
    • ‘Her subsequent position in the immigrant community as the proprietor of a cafe, however, is more closely aligned with middle-class social workers than with the labor activists and suffragettes of the working class.’
    • ‘Her house was a congregation for many of her activist friends, including the famous suffragettes Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott.’
    • ‘British suffragists and suffragettes discovered that renewed though it was, the Liberal Party that returned to office in 1906 in no sense had votes for women on the agenda.’
    • ‘He uses the suffragettes as ‘effective extra-parliamentary protest’ but fails to mention that not until the militants began a campaign of fire-raising and window-smashing were they taken seriously.’
    • ‘Women were considered not equal of men, and black people were considered not equal to whites until the suffragettes and anti-Apartheid protestors showed how wrong such views were.’
    • ‘Katharine Hepburn was born into a family of free thinkers - her father a pioneering doctor in Hartford, Conn., her mother, a suffragette and birth control activist.’
    • ‘The women in Bolton were suffragists, not suffragettes.’
    • ‘Over the last hundred years, suffragettes, hunger marchers, miners, pro-fox hunters and campaigners against police brutality, the poll tax, fuel tax and the prohibition of cannabis have all congregated in Hyde Park.’
    • ‘Interestingly enough, this was centered on many Protestant woman suffragettes who by law voted in school committee elections but were denied the vote for other city offices.’
    • ‘The suffragettes had to fight to get the vote for women and in South Africa, coloured people were treated worse than animals.’
    • ‘From the suffragettes to the poll tax the only kind of protest that appears to get noticed is violent protest.’
    • ‘The monuments and statues throughout the country commemorate generals, judges and politicians, rather than socialists, strikers or suffragettes.’
    • ‘In 1851, ex-slave Sojourner Truth addressed a convention of white suffragettes and white ministers debating which issue was more important, abolition or women's suffrage.’