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[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.
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Origin of washerman

First recorded in 1705–15; washer + -man

Usage note

See -man.
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Examples from the Web for washerman

Historical Examples of washerman

  • He was an excellent needleman and washerman, and a very good sailor.

    Notes on Life and Letters

    Joseph Conrad

  • They are paid, like the Agasa (washerman), in kind for their services.

  • Her own cloth is left outside, and must be sent from there to the washerman.

  • The funeral pyre is generally prepared by an Oriya washerman.

  • The victims are then brought, and their heads cut off by a washerman.