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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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Related Words for workingwomen

grunt, worker, drudge, peon, hand, hireling, operative, workingman, workman, farmhand, employee, laborer, proletarian, workingwoman, workwoman

Examples from the Web for workingwomen

Historical Examples of workingwomen

  • The workingwomen especially will be helped by the right to vote.

    The Modern Woman's Rights Movement

    Kaethe Schirmacher

  • The Magazine for Workingwomen (Arbeiterinnenzeitung) has 13,400 subscribers.

  • Even the Socialists have neglected the organization of workingwomen.

  • The debate continued, giving Susan an opportunity to explain why the ballot was important to workingwomen.

  • Extension of factory inspection by the participation of workingmen and workingwomen in the same.