or bot·tle-wash·er

[ bot-l-wosh-er, -waw-sher ]

  1. a person or machine that washes bottles.

Idioms about bottlewasher

  1. 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

First recorded in 1860–65; bottle1 + washer

Words Nearby bottlewasher Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bottlewasher in a sentence

  • He's head bottlewasher to every institution at the school, and don't you forget it.

    King of Ranleigh | F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
  • Delahunt of Camden street had the catering and yours truly was chief bottlewasher.

    Ulysses | James Joyce

British Dictionary definitions for bottle-washer


  1. informal a menial or factotum

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