noun, plural wash·wom·en.
Examples from the Web for wash-woman
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
I heard the deep voice of the big Irish wash-woman I had engaged, conversing with the rough Norwegian.The Fifth Wheel|Olive Higgins Prouty
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