Women's History Month and the Oxford English Dictionary

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March is Women's History Month, and the Oxford Dictionaries blog is celebrating with a quiz about "the words of womenkind". Jenkins' members can find the definitions of words like gynarchy, herstory, philogyny, Queen Bee, suffragette, and superwoman on the Oxford English Dictionary database, a membership database available to all Jenkins members.

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