noun (plural washerwomen)
A woman whose occupation is washing clothes.
More example sentences
- On the outskirts of the city by the river I watch washerwomen scrub clothes at giant water tanks.
- Then, in the greatest tradition of cinema, they decide instead to try and invade the most strategic fort, currently held by the enemy, by sneaking in disguised as washerwomen.
- We were painfully aware that the poorest of the poor, such as washerwomen and casual labourers, were still unable to borrow, because they lacked enterprises.
Definition of washerwoman in:
- The US English dictionary