Definition of female-headed in US English:

female-headed

adjective

  • 1Headed by a female; specifically (in later use) designating a family or household in which a woman is the head or sole provider.

  • 2That has the head of a female; having a head or mind like a female.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Sergeant (1623–1707), Roman Catholic controversialist and philosopher.