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work·wom·an

 (wûrk′wo͝om′ən)
n.
A woman who performs manual or industrial labor for wages.
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workwoman

(ˈwɜːkˌwʊmən)
n, pl -women
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a female worker
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work•wom•an

(ˈwɜrkˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman employed or skilled in some manual, mechanical, or industrial work.
[1520–30]
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But they started asunder with beating hearts: something had fallen on the ground with a rattling noise; it was Hetty's basket; all her little workwoman's matters were scattered on the path, some of them showing a capability of rolling to great lengths.
I took the little workwoman in my arms, and kissed her till I was fairly out of breath and could kiss no longer.
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The 1838 sewing manual The Workwoman's Guide "strongly recommended to all those who can afford it, to have their best dresses invariably made by a mantua-maker, as those which are cut out at home seldom fit ...