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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.
Rochelle Owens is the author of the following: Poetry--Out of Ur: New & Selected Poems 1961-2012 (Shearsman Books, 2013), Solitary Workwoman (Junction Press, 2011), Triptych (Texture Press, 2006), Luca: Discourse on Life and Death (Junction Press, 2001), New and Selected Poems 1961-1996 (Junction Press, 1997), Rubbed Stones (Texture Press, 1994), Black Chalk (Texture Press, 1992), How Much Paint Does the Painting Need (Kulchur Foundation, 1988), W.
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).