Definition of servicewoman in English:



  • A woman serving in the armed forces.

    • ‘The contributions of African American servicemen during the Second World War have long gone unheralded by history.’
    • ‘With the United States entering the war in 1941, American servicemen began to be posted to England.’
    • ‘There are 250,000 US servicemen and servicewomen taking part in this campaign deployed from bases in the US, Germany and Italy.’
    • ‘He also discusses his experience with the attitudes of fellow servicemen in WWII, and all his arguments taken together are convincing.’
    • ‘When Goody arrives, his gruff, dictatorial but tongue-in-cheek interplay with the young servicemen must be seen to be appreciated.’
    • ‘I did not see any reference to the oath of allegiance which servicemen and women take.’
    • ‘In the darkest days of the siege of Malta (1941-3), to stir the hearts of the war-weary, groups of servicemen used to set up amateur radio performances of Henry V.’
    • ‘"Many servicemen and servicewomen regard private financing as a very worrying development," he said.’
    • ‘A special case should be presented to the ministry in favour of our servicemen and servicewomen.’
    • ‘The range of poets and of verses chosen is extremely wide and includes poetry written by servicemen, by survivors of the concentration camps, and by civilians who survived the war in London, Warsaw and Moscow.’
    • ‘The WIC office located near Omaha serves 650 servicewomen, wives of military personnel, and their children each month.’
    • ‘It gave great solace to those of us caring for sick servicemen and servicewomen that the Red Cross would help unite our patients and their family members during their time of need.’
    • ‘After World War II certainly there were university places found for returned servicemen and servicewomen.’
    • ‘We'll tell you how they're bringing America's pastime to servicemen and servicewomen deployed overseas.’
    • ‘He is a US serviceman on leave in London.’
    • ‘There are many people who will say - with callous accuracy - that for servicemen and servicewomen hard duty is their job.’
    • ‘It recalls the names of all those servicemen and servicewomen who died in service of our country in war.’
    • ‘Then New Zealanders fought in Korea, Malaya, and Vietnam; and now our servicemen and servicewomen continue to serve around the world, rebuilding battered nations and keeping alive the hope of peace.’
    • ‘Jukebox operators reported that often such tunes got little play - even less from servicemen seeking respite from camp life.’
    • ‘The Australian Government is currently constructing a war memorial in London to commemorate those Australians who fought and died alongside British servicemen in the two world wars.’
    • ‘For the Minister to suggest that I am not patriotic or supportive of our servicemen and servicewomen, is very deeply offensive to me.’
    • ‘Four decades later, it is revealing to compare her grief over suddenly losing her serviceman husband with Iris suddenly losing her mother.’