[ treydz-woo m-uh n ]
/ ˈtreɪdzˌwʊm ən /

noun, plural trades·wom·en.

a woman engaged in trade.

Origin of tradeswoman

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

usage note for tradeswoman

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tradeswoman

  • 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.

    The Inspector-General|Nicolay Gogol
  • I don't know what would have come to her had she been told she was a tradeswoman!

    The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray