- a forewoman.
Origin of forelady
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Examples from the Web for forelady
The forelady in a dress-making establishment will receive $15 or $20 a week.Work for Women
George J. Manson
Just then the locker room door opened and a forelady came in.Guilt of the Brass Thieves
Mildred A. Wirt
My experience this time was with a foreman instead of a forelady.
The forelady at Parsons' did not know whether I worked well or not.
At the end of an hour the forelady beckoned me—such a neat, sweet person as she was—and I took my initial whack at a foot press.Working With the Working Woman
Cornelia Stratton Parker