a female space traveller
I’ve seen and met dozens of female spacemen—or spacewomen!—and not one, not a solitary one of them, was even remotely ‘charming’. Space hags, every one of them.
I didn’t think any one man could be all they told me, back on Earth, that you were. All right, Mr. Carson—I will get that report myself. I’ll show you whether spacewomen are fools.
He looked at her insignia, knowing Spacewomen were never promoted higher than lieutenants—his own rank—since they were automatically retired at thirty-five.
Then someone threw open the door, and he looked up to see a Spacewoman standing there.
Almost all of them raised their mugs to the spaceman and spacewoman in salutation.
Her civilian garments were more stylish than was common on a spacewoman.
Shoulder-length hair was the common fashion among spacewomen.
Holy Mother Flicka, thought the novice spacewoman, why me?
"Eando Binder", in Astounding
Earliest cite in the OED: 1962.
Earliest cite in Brave New Words: 1951
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