[dair-ee-woo m-uh n]

noun, plural dair·y·wom·en.

a woman who owns, manages, or works in a dairy.

Nearby words

  1. dairyer,
  2. dairying,
  3. dairyland,
  4. dairymaid,
  5. dairyman,
  6. dais,
  7. daishiki,
  8. daisy,
  9. daisy bush,
  10. daisy chain

Origin of dairywoman

First recorded in 1600–10; dairy + -woman

Usage note

See -woman.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dairywoman

  • At that time Tatiana was not in her master's house, but living with a married sister, the dairywoman, in a separate hut.

    The Galaxy|Various
  • She was a model housekeeper and dairywoman in the days when they worked the farm, and is now an oracle on many questions.

  • WE don't hate our children, or bully our mothers, or wish 'em ded when they're sick, as this Dairywoman says kings and queens do.

    Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush|William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I will be as good a housewife and dairywoman, stir about as briskly, and sing as merrily, as Peggy Curling.

    Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown