[wur-king-woo m-uh n]

noun, plural work·ing·wom·en.

a woman who is regularly employed.

Origin of workingwoman

First recorded in 1850–55; working + woman

Usage note

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for working-women

Historical Examples of working-women

  • 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."