Definition of washerwoman in English:


Line breaks: wash¦er|woman
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒʃəwʊmən

noun (plural washerwomen)

  • A woman whose occupation is washing clothes.
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    • 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.

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