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tirewoman

[ tahyuhr-woom-uhn ]

noun

, Archaic.
, plural tire·wom·en.
  1. a lady's maid.


tirewoman

/ ˈtaɪəˌwʊmən /

noun

  1. an obsolete term for lady's maid


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tirewoman1

First recorded in 1605–15; tire 3 + -woman

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tirewoman1

C17: see tire ³

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Example Sentences

They would as soon dare question Semiramis herself as the favourite tirewoman of the Great Queen.

The door opened, and her favourite tirewoman introduced a young gentleman, richly but not gaudily equipped, of martial bearing.

Lizzie was no more flurried than if she had stepped that moment from out of the hands of her tirewoman.

Consequently, I sent the tirewoman, in the Queen's hearing, to order the jewels to be brought in.

Will you go with me as one of my maids, or as a tirewoman perchance?

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