Cambridge Dictionary: Newspeak Women

We assume that people who write dictionaries are clever and truthful. Some appear foolish and deceitful. The online Cambridge Dictionary recently added a supplementary definition of woman:

‘an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth’.

It helpfully offers two sentences in which the new definition may be used:

She was the first trans woman elected to a national office.

Mary is a woman who was assigned male at birth.

I have created a supplemental definition of 'dictionary' to assist my lexicographical friends:

A book which changes the meaning of words to help its authors promote fashionable ideology.

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