Definition of ex-servicewoman in English:

ex-servicewoman

noun

British
  • A woman who was formerly a member of the armed forces.

    • ‘She also served as chairman of the Ex-Servicewoman's Association, an organization which aimed to find suitable employment for demobilized women.’
    • ‘Some of these were ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen who had fought in the campaigns of the Second World War.’
    • ‘The charity also invites all ex-servicewomen to attend a luncheon at the club following the main ceremony.’
    • ‘Its duties will be to raise funds for benevolent schemes that help ex-servicewomen or the widows, wives, and children of servicemen.’
    • ‘A local organisation put together two teams, about 14 ex-servicemen and a couple of ex-servicewomen, to compete at archery and throwing the javelin.’
    • ‘In 1946 a Brisbane headline shouted that ex-servicewomen were banned from marching on Anzac Day.’
    • ‘They don't have to be ex-servicewomen, although they will be made very welcome.’

Pronunciation:

ex-servicewoman

/eksˈsərvisˌwo͝omən/