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[ dair-ee-woo m-uh n ]
/ ˈdɛər iˌwʊm ən /

noun, plural dair·y·wom·en.

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

Nearby words

dairyer, dairying, dairyland, dairymaid, dairyman, dairywoman, dais, daishiki, daisy, daisy bush, daisy chain

Origin of dairywoman

First recorded in 1600–10; dairy + -woman

Usage note

See -woman. 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