Definition of servicewoman in US English:

servicewoman

nounPlural servicewomen

  • A woman serving in the armed forces.

    • ‘Jukebox operators reported that often such tunes got little play - even less from servicemen seeking respite from camp life.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘"Many servicemen and servicewomen regard private financing as a very worrying development," he said.’
    • ‘I did not see any reference to the oath of allegiance which servicemen and women take.’
    • ‘After World War II certainly there were university places found for returned servicemen and servicewomen.’
    • ‘The contributions of African American servicemen during the Second World War have long gone unheralded by history.’
    • ‘He is a US serviceman on leave in London.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When Goody arrives, his gruff, dictatorial but tongue-in-cheek interplay with the young servicemen must be seen to be appreciated.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are 250,000 US servicemen and servicewomen taking part in this campaign deployed from bases in the US, Germany and Italy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Four decades later, it is revealing to compare her grief over suddenly losing her serviceman husband with Iris suddenly losing her mother.’
    • ‘The WIC office located near Omaha serves 650 servicewomen, wives of military personnel, and their children each month.’
    • ‘He also discusses his experience with the attitudes of fellow servicemen in WWII, and all his arguments taken together are convincing.’
    • ‘With the United States entering the war in 1941, American servicemen began to be posted to England.’
    • ‘A special case should be presented to the ministry in favour of our servicemen and servicewomen.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For the Minister to suggest that I am not patriotic or supportive of our servicemen and servicewomen, is very deeply offensive to me.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We'll tell you how they're bringing America's pastime to servicemen and servicewomen deployed overseas.’

Pronunciation

servicewoman

/ˈsərvəsˌwo͝omən//ˈsərvəsˌwʊmən/