Definition of woman power in US English:

woman power

(also womenpower, womanpower)


  • 1Usually in form woman-power. Women considered collectively in relation to their capacity for work; the number of women working or available for work or service; the power of women in work.

  • 2Power or authority exercised by women; (especially in later use) a self-reliant attitude among women manifested in ambition, assertiveness, and individualism.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Republican. In some forms from woman + power. In some forms from the plural of woman + power.


woman power

/ˈwʊmən ˌpaʊə/