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One who serves another, providing help in some manner.
, originally used specif. of a woman of the upper classes and until recently commonly used in polite or genteel reference to any woman, is now often avoided as a general substitute for woman, except in such formulas as ""ladies and gentlemen.''
, referring specif. to sex, is applied to plants and animals, but is now regarded as a mildly contemptuous equivalent for
that strong-minded female is here again, except in scientific, technical, or statistical use, as in population tables
is the standard general term for the adult human being of the sex distinguished from man
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