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[wur-king-woo m-uh n] /ˈwɜr kɪŋˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural workingwomen.
a woman who is regularly employed.
Origin of workingwoman
First recorded in 1850-55; working + woman
Usage note
See -woman. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If this were not true, why is it that the workingmen and the working-women of the older lands turn their faces hitherward?

    Speeches of Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison
  • Miss Burgess made the presentation in the name of the working-women of America.

    Speeches of Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison
  • Oh, if I could but huddle in with those poor laborers and working-women!

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Of the working-women over 16 years of age, 28.27 were married.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
  • My husband has an aunt who's interested in a day-nursery for the children of working-women.

    Sylvia's Marriage Upton Sinclair
  • This law goes further than any other known to us for the protection of working-women.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
  • They grew up like them, becoming ordinary working-men and working-women themselves; so that the Poor Law knew them no longer.

  • You would "help to alter for the better the position of working-women."

  • Yet the picture which represents the true condition of our working-women has undeniably its harsh and melancholy features.

  • Most working-women they can keep down to what prices they choose to pay.

    A New Atmosphere Gail Hamilton

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