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[skruhb-woo m-uh n] /ˈskrʌbˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural scrubwomen.
a woman hired to clean a place; charwoman.
Origin of scrubwoman
First recorded in 1870-75; scrub1 + woman
Usage note
See woman. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They are of every class and rank and kind, from marchioness to scrubwoman.

  • You should find that you had married not only a scrubwoman but—the sister of a—thief!

    The Definite Object Jeffery Farnol
  • I didn't feel like a girl; I felt like a scrubwoman—no, I guess I was too scared to have any feelings at all.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • A scrubwoman answered his ring at 32 Bulfinch Place and left him standing in the hall while she went for the landlady.

    The Mission of Poubalov Frederick R. (Frederick Russell) Burton
  • Do you suppose I was able then to understand the sheer tragic fortitude to live of a scrubwoman!

    Linda Condon Joseph Hergesheimer
  • If I were a scrubwoman, and starving, I wouldn't consider a proposal of marriage from that Jap sufficiently long to reject it.

    The Pride of Palomar Peter B. Kyne
  • The fat Irishwoman had worked at the hotel two years, the scrubwoman almost that long.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Major Lyddite tied th' scoor be nailin' a scrubwoman on th' top iv a ladder.

    Mr. Dooley's Philosophy Finley Peter Dunne
  • I'm afraid that I might sometimes do things that would remind you that I had been only a scrubwoman.

    The Definite Object Jeffery Farnol
  • The cook had married a scrubwoman and the scrubwoman's daughter had married the drainman who had charge of the sewers.

    Comrades Thomas Dixon

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