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[skruhb-woo m-uh n]
noun, plural scrub·wom·en.
  1. a woman hired to clean a place; charwoman.
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Origin of scrubwoman

First recorded in 1870–75; scrub1 + woman

Usage note

See woman.
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Examples from the Web for scrubwoman

Historical Examples of scrubwoman

  • "Here," responded the scrubwoman, sitting up to eye him calmly.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna

    Clara Louise Kellogg

  • They are of every class and rank and kind, from marchioness to scrubwoman.

  • I'm afraid that I might sometimes do things that would remind you that I had been only a scrubwoman.

    The Definite Object

    Jeffery Farnol

  • You should find that you had married not only a scrubwoman but—the sister of a—thief!

    The Definite Object

    Jeffery Farnol

  • The fat Irishwoman had worked at the hotel two years, the scrubwoman almost that long.

    Working With the Working Woman

    Cornelia Stratton Parker