noun Date: 14th century a woman who works

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  • Workwoman — Work wom an, n.; pl. {Workwomen}, n. A woman who performs any work; especially, a woman skilled in needlework. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • workwoman — index artisan Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • workwoman — [wʉrk′woom΄ən] n. pl. workwomen [wʉrk′wim΄in] a woman worker, esp. a woman industrial or manual worker …   English World dictionary

  • workwoman — /werrk woom euhn/, n., pl. workwomen. 1. a female worker. 2. a woman employed or skilled in some manual, mechanical, or industrial work. [1520 30; WORK + WOMAN] Usage. See woman. * * * …   Universalium

  • workwoman — noun A woman who performs manual labour; the female equivalent of a workman …   Wiktionary

  • workwoman — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who labors: hand, laborer, operative, roustabout, worker, working girl, workingman, workingwoman, workman. See WORK …   English dictionary for students

  • workwoman — ‚wÉœrk‚wÊŠmÉ™n /‚wɜːk n. female worker; female laborer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • workwoman — work•wom•an [[t]ˈwɜrkˌwʊm ən[/t]] n. pl. wom•en a woman employed or skilled in some manual, mechanical, or industrial work • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • workwoman — n. (pl. women) a female worker or operative …   Useful english dictionary

  • workman, workwoman — n worker, employee, labourer, hand, artisan, craftsman/craftswoman, operative, manual worker, tradesperson, mechanic, journeyman, navvy, artificer …   Useful english dictionary

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