Washerwoman
Washerwoman Wash"er*wom`an, n.; pl. {Washerwomen}. [1913 Webster] 1. A woman who washes clothes, especially for hire, or for others. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The pied wagtail; -- so called in allusion to its beating the water with its tail while tripping along the leaves of water plants. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • washerwoman — ► NOUN ▪ a woman whose occupation is washing clothes …   English terms dictionary

  • washerwoman — [wôsh′ərwoom΄ən] n. pl. washerwomen [wôsh′ərwim΄in] a woman whose work is washing clothes, linens, etc.; laundress …   English World dictionary

  • washerwoman — UK [ˈwɒʃə(r)ˌwʊmən] / US [ˈwɑʃərˌwʊmən] noun [countable] Word forms washerwoman : singular washerwoman plural washerwomen UK [ˈwɒʃə(r)ˌwɪmɪn] / US [ˈwɑʃərˌwɪmɪn] a woman in the past whose job was to wash other people s clothes …   English dictionary

  • washerwoman — noun Date: 1632 a woman whose occupation is washing clothes ; laundress …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • washerwoman — /wosh euhr woom euhn, waw sheuhr /, n., pl. washerwomen. a woman who washes clothes, linens, etc., for hire; laundress. Also, washwoman. [1625 35; WASHER + WOMAN] Usage. See woman. * * * …   Universalium

  • washerwoman — noun A woman who washes other peoples laundry for payment …   Wiktionary

  • washerwoman — wash|er|wom|an [ˈwɔʃəˌwumən US ˈwo:ʃər , ˈwa: ] n plural washerwomen [ ˌwımın] a woman in the past whose job was to wash other people s clothes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • washerwoman — wash|er|wom|an [ waʃər,wumən ] (plural wash|er|wom|en [ waʃər,wımın ] ) noun count a woman in the past whose job was to wash other people s clothes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • washerwoman — ‚wɑʃə(r)‚wÊŠmÉ™n ,‚wÉ” /‚wÉ’ n. woman who washes clothes, laundrywoman …   English contemporary dictionary

  • washerwoman — (or washerman) noun (plural washerwomen or washermen) a person whose occupation is washing clothes …   English new terms dictionary

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