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Definition of "workwoman" [work•wom•an]

  • A woman who performs manual or industrial labor for wages. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "workwoman" in a sentence
  • "At the best, city life is an unnatural life for the human; but the city life of London is so utterly unnatural that the average workman or workwoman cannot stand it."
  • "Modeste laid each thread of cotton with a precision that would have made an ordinary workwoman desperate."
  • "Wherefore we pray thee to give this house that hath been so dear to us unto thy workwoman and her mates; for we need it not, nor the hire thereof, but shall do well enough with what money or good thou mayst give us."