[ wosh-woom-uhn, wawsh- ]
/ ˈwɒʃˌwʊm ən, ˈwɔʃ- /
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noun, plural wash·wom·en.
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How to use washwoman in a sentence
His bosom friends were the son of a Jewish junk dealer, the son of a colored wash-woman, and the son of an Irish day laborer.The Grain Of Dust|David Graham Phillips
In an uncouth world he was a gentleman; he bowed as courteously to a wash-woman as to an heiress.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
The son of a wash-woman begins re-making himself socially and imparts his system to his numerous friends.Much Ado About Peter|Jean Webster
The sneers and insults she received soon limited her journeyings from home, and she finally became the village wash-woman.The Grain Ship|Morgan Robertson
I called the white-wash woman to come with her brush and cover up the filthy sight, if she could not cleanse the dirt away.Woman in Prison|Caroline H. Woods
British Dictionary definitions for washwoman
/ (ˈwɒʃˌwʊmən) /
noun plural -women
a less common word for washerwoman
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