What does the word suffragette mean?

Usage examples for suffragette

  1. It was a compensating mercy that they disagreed rather more among themselves than they did with the outside world; every known variety and shade of religion and politics had been pressed into the family service to avoid the possibility of any agreement on the larger essentials of life, and such unlooked- for happenings as the Home Rule schism, the Tariff- Reform upheaval and the Suffragette crusade were thankfully seized on as furnishing occasion for further differences and sub- divisions. – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  2. She should have stayed home and been a suffragette. – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  3. The wind is a suffragette, a woman of determined grievance, who would be better of bit and bridle and possibly of gag. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck