a woman who washes clothes, linens, etc., for hire; laundress.
- Also washwoman.
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How to use washerwoman in a sentence
She worked as a domestic and a nanny for a wealthy family, then secured a job as a washerwoman chez Mère Fillioux.
Ah, ça, Monsieur my brother, do you take me for a washerwoman?The Bronze Eagle | Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
The last paper would deal with the washerwoman at one's own home, and at hers.The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton
He would have her save out of her washerwoman and linendraper, and yet have a smart gown and go in a brougham.The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
Among them was an elderly woman going to see her daughter, who was a washerwoman at St. Petersburg.
Touched by her youth, her misfortune and her beauty, my father apprenticed her to a washerwoman who lived near us.The Iron Trevet or Jocelyn the Champion | Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for washerwoman
a person who washes clothes for a living
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