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[tahyuh r-woo m-uh n]
noun, plural tire·wom·en. Archaic.
  1. a lady's maid.
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Origin of tirewoman

First recorded in 1605–15; tire3 + -woman
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Examples from the Web for tirewoman

Historical Examples

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

    Grisly Grisell

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • He answers her "coldly," and his eye rests the while on her "tirewoman, the sweet Margot."

  • I will be my own tirewoman till I can find one who comes to me honest.

    A Lady of Quality

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • At the upper end, in a large high-backed chair, sat a female figure, behind whom a tirewoman appeared in waiting.

  • I was her tirewoman, with Giacinta, to whom I will give a husband for the tears of joy she dropped upon the bed.

    Vittoria, Complete

    George Meredith

British Dictionary definitions for tirewoman


noun plural -women
  1. an obsolete term for lady's maid
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Word Origin

C17: see tire ³
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