[wosh-er-muh n, waw-sher-]
noun, plural wash·er·men.
  1. a man who washes clothes, linens, etc., for hire; laundryman.
  2. a man who operates a machine for washing, as in a phase of a manufacturing process.

Origin of washerman

First recorded in 1705–15; washer + -man

Usage note

See -man.
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