washerwoman

[ wosh-er-woom-uhn, waw-sher- ]
/ ˈwɒʃ ərˌwʊm ən, ˈwɔ ʃər- /

noun, plural wash·er·wom·en.

a woman who washes clothes, linens, etc., for hire; laundress.

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Origin of washerwoman

First recorded in 1625–35; washer + -woman

usage note for washerwoman

See -woman.
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British Dictionary definitions for washerwoman

washerwoman

washwoman or masculine washerman

/ (ˈwɒʃəˌwʊmən) /

noun plural -women or -men

a person who washes clothes for a living
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