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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.
Education secretary Fiona Hyslop, who joined the procession, said: "Without the suffragists and suffragettes we would still be stuck in an age when women couldn't own property, hold public positions and couldn't vote.
The protesters belonged to the group Climate Rush, whose members say they are inspired by the "peaceful civil disobedience" of the Suffragettes.
AN HISTORIC library in Northfield - once the target of flame-wielding Suffragettes - is due to undergo improvement works in its centenary year.
The police played cat and mouse with the suffragettes as they fought to win votes for women.
She was the feisty daughter of the Black Prince of Perthshire and one of Britain's most courageous suffragettes - but no one knows her name.
SUFFRAGETTES will march through Newcastle city centre to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison.
This daughter of Northumberland became the most well-known of all the militant suffragettes who fought a long and violent campaign to win votes for women.
A'SAFE' house that was used to hide suffragettes fleeing the wrath of the law at the height of the campaign to give women the right to vote has been discovered in Huddersfield.
Still the government refused to give women the vote, so suffragettes stepped up their actions.
When peaceful protest failed, some suffragettes turned to more violent tactics, although the violence was aimed at property rather than people.
Demanding political freedom, the suffragettes often targeted artworks that seemed to suit their purpose, which sometimes meant attacking Britain's most valuable pictures.