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Definition of "washerwoman" []

  • A woman who washes clothes and linens for a living. (noun)
  • A person who washes clothes for a living (noun)

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Use "washerwoman" in a sentence
  • "This Scutari washerwoman is no exception to the rule, and welcomes me most heartily."
  • ""Afternoon, ser Cerryl!" called the washerwoman who had set her basket on the narrow porch of Esad's-a store of odd items, neither a chandlery nor a miller's market nor a weaver's shop, but a place that held items partaking selectedly of all."
  • "Your washerwoman is a lady, and your coalman a Chesterfield."