laywoman








noun, plural lay·wom·en.

  1. a woman who is not a member of the clergy.
  2. a woman who is not a member of a given profession, as law or medicine.

noun plural -women

  1. a woman who is not a member of the clergy
  2. a woman who does not have specialized or professional knowledge of a subjecta guide for the laywoman

n.1520s, from lay (adj.) + woman; probably modeled on layman.

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