Definitions for washerwomanˈwɒʃ ərˌwʊm ən, ˈwɔ ʃər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wash•er•wom•an*ˈwɒʃ ərˌwʊm ən, ˈwɔ ʃər-(n.)(pl.)-wom•en.

  1. a woman who washes clothes, linens, etc., for hire; laundress.

    Category: Usage Note

* Usage: See -woman.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. washwoman, washerwoman, laundrywoman, laundress(noun)

    a working woman who takes in washing


  1. washerwoman(Noun)

    A woman who washes other people's laundry for payment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Washerwoman(noun)

    a woman who washes clothes, especially for hire, or for others

  2. Washerwoman(noun)

    the pied wagtail; -- so called in allusion to its beating the water with its tail while tripping along the leaves of water plants


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