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[treydz-woo m-uh n]
noun, plural trades·wom·en.
  1. a woman engaged in trade.
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Origin of tradeswoman

First recorded in 1700–10; trade + 's1 + -woman

Usage note

See -woman.
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Examples from the Web for tradeswoman

Historical Examples

  • I don't know what would have come to her had she been told she was a tradeswoman!

    The Newcomes

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • No, no, Tess; just an order to a tradeswoman in London—nothing more.

  • But his parents gave the governor a rich present, so he fastened on the son of the tradeswoman, Panteleyeva.