noun (plural washerwomen)
A woman whose occupation is washing clothes.
- 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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