washwoman


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wash·wom·an

 (wŏsh′wo͝om′ən, wôsh′-)
n.
Variant of washerwoman.

washwoman

(ˈwɒʃˌwʊmən)
n, pl -women
(Clothing & Fashion) a less common word for washerwoman
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.washwoman - a working woman who takes in washingwashwoman - a working woman who takes in washing
washer - someone who washes things for a living
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Dovey Grand'homme is an old African-American washwoman, and Jo McNabb is a white 15-yearold schoolgirl.
Over the course of five hours (or in shorter four-minute takes), web surfers can meet an aging professor, a beleaguered high school principal, a washed-out washwoman, a hipster, a veteran of Afghanistan, a Latino hardware store owner, a gay groom, Barack Obama himself, and many others.
To sustain them in her widowhood, Malinda advertised her skills as a washwoman. Based on her own writings, it appears that she was a remarkably well-educated woman despite growing up in the slave-holding South.
No washwoman yet this week nor last, & if it was my case I should set Jane at it, instead of allowing her to mouse around here doing nothing.