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An advocate of women's suffrage, especially in the United Kingdom.

suf′fra·get′tism n.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a female advocate of the extension of the franchise to women, esp a militant one, as in Britain at the beginning of the 20th century
[C20: from suffrag(e) + -ette]
ˌsuffraˈgettism n


(ˌsʌf rəˈdʒɛt)

a woman who advocates female suffrage.
suf`fra•get′tism, n.
usage: See -ette.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suffragette - a woman advocate of women's right to vote (especially a militant advocate in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century)suffragette - a woman advocate of women's right to vote (especially a militant advocate in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
suffragist - an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
súfragetta, kvenréttindakona


A. Nsufragista f
B. CPD suffragette movement Nmovimiento m sufragista


[ˌsʌfrəˈdʒɛt] nsuffragette fsuffragette movement nmouvement m des suffragettes


nSuffragette f


[ˌsʌfrəˈdʒɛt] nsuffragetta


(ˈsafridʒ) noun
1. the right to vote.
2. voting.
ˌsuffraˈgette (-ˈdʒet) noun
one of the women who worked and fought for women's right to vote.
References in classic literature ?
Plynlimmon, when condemning suffragettes, had said: "The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself.
Suffragettes gathered to lobby him over votes, and also to protest at the force-feeding of women on hunger strike in prison.
Britain was never such a repressive country that suffragettes found it necessary to wear jewellery 'in the colours' as a secret token of allegiance.
The incredibly rare board game for Suffragettes has been unearthed in Warwickshire, and dubbed an "incredible find" by experts.
We want to highlight the work of the Greater Manchester women who epitomise the spirit of the Suffragettes by giving a voice to the most vulnerable.
The Suffragettes exhibition continues until March 24.
So, as we remember the fight by the Suffragists and Suffragettes, we continue in their spirit to fight for equality for all women.
Suffragettes chained themselves to the railings of Downing Street, smashed windows and set post boxes on fire as they fought to make their voices heard.
THE air was thick with hypocrisy this week as suffragettes who won the right to vote 100 years ago were remembered.
Suffragettes were members of women's organisations in the late-19th and early-20th centuries which advocated the extension of the 'franchise' or the right to vote in public elections, to women.