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A woman who performs manual or industrial labor for wages.


n, pl -women
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a female worker


(ˈwɜrkˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman employed or skilled in some manual, mechanical, or industrial work.
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I took the little workwoman in my arms, and kissed her till I was fairly out of breath and could kiss no longer.
For example, Doris's efficiency is repeatedly foregrounded: she "could always do more than her share," was "a smart fast workwoman," and was not a time waster (69).
The dictatorship of the proletariat should not be spoken of simply as a current well-learnt formula; it must be propagated in such a way that its necessity for each rank and file workman, workwoman, soldier, or peasant should follow from every day facts, systematically recorded by our press day by day.