the fair sex


the fair sex
(also the fairer sex) dated or humorous women

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the fair sex (also the fairer sex)
old-fashioned
— used to refer to all women as a group

a member of the fair sex

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Main Entry:fair sex

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The fair sex — Fair Fair (f[^a]r), a. [Compar. {Fairer}; superl. {Fairest}.] [OE. fair, fayer, fager, AS. f[ae]ger; akin to OS. & OHG. fagar, Icel. fagr, Sw. fager, Dan. faver, Goth. fagrs fit, also to E. fay, G. f[ u]gen, to fit. fegen to sweep, cleanse, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • (the) fair sex — the fair/fairer sex old fashioned women. My father hated the idea of me joining the army. He always said it wasn t a suitable occupation for the fair sex …   New idioms dictionary

  • the fair sex — ► the fair sex (also the fairer sex) dated or humorous women. Main Entry: ↑fair …   English terms dictionary

  • (the) fair sex — the fair sex UK US noun old fashioned women Thesaurus: women and girlssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • the fair sex — UK / US noun old fashioned women …   English dictionary

  • the fair sex (also the fairer sex) — dated or humorous women. → fair …   English new terms dictionary

  • (the) fairer sex — the fair/fairer sex old fashioned women. My father hated the idea of me joining the army. He always said it wasn t a suitable occupation for the fair sex …   New idioms dictionary

  • the fairer sex — ► the fair sex (also the fairer sex) dated or humorous women. Main Entry: ↑fair …   English terms dictionary

  • the fairer sex — the fair or the fairer sex (often patronizing) The female sex • • • Main Entry: ↑fair …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair sex — n the fair sex also the fairer sex old fashioned women …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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