[ wosh-er-muh n, waw-sher- ]
/ ˈwɒʃ ər mən, ˈwɔ ʃər- /

noun, plural wash·er·men.

a man who washes clothes, linens, etc., for hire; laundryman.
a man who operates a machine for washing, as in a phase of a manufacturing process.

Nearby words

  1. washed up,
  2. washed-out,
  3. washed-up,
  4. washer,
  5. washer-dryer,
  6. washerwoman,
  7. washery,
  8. washeteria,
  9. washfountain,
  10. washin

Origin of washerman

First recorded in 1705–15; washer + -man

Usage note

See -man.

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