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[wur-king-woo m-uh n]
noun, plural work·ing·wom·en.
  1. a woman who is regularly employed.
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Origin of workingwoman

First recorded in 1850–55; working + woman

Usage note

See -woman.
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Examples from the Web for working-women

Historical Examples

  • Oh, if I could but huddle in with those poor laborers and working-women!

    Elsie Venner

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • Miss Burgess made the presentation in the name of the working-women of America.

  • Of the working-women over 16 years of age, 28.27 were married.

  • This law goes further than any other known to us for the protection of working-women.

  • You would "help to alter for the better the position of working-women."