- a person or machine that washes bottles.
- chief cook and bottlewasher, a person who does a wide variety of routine, sometimes menial, tasks: He's not just sales manager, he's the chief cook and bottlewasher in this firm.
Origin of bottlewasher
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Examples from the Web for bottle-washer
"I'm the Vicar's bottle-washer, you know," added the curate, with a guffaw.The Hero
William Somerset Maugham
And Cospatric's experiences as a photographer's bottle-washer!The Recipe for Diamonds
Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
"He's not going straight at things," said Durgan the bottle-washer to his wife.Marriage
H. G. Wells
Yes, if you'll be a very good girl, and never interfere again when I am 'head-cook and bottle-washer.'Marion Berkley
Elizabeth B. Comins
He would consider it an honor to be bottle-washer to such a pious hero as General Joshua.Arrows of Freethought
George W. Foote
- informal a menial or factotum