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batwoman Line breaks: bat|woman
Pronunciation: /ˈbatwʊmən/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of batwoman in English:

noun (plural batwomen)

A female attendant or cleaner serving an officer in the British services.
Example sentences
  • I have a letter I wrote home describing a number of various nationalities of batmen (and batwomen).
  • In 1941 batwomen were introduced to the RAF Officers Mess, but only after there had been some discussion as to whether it was all right for a batwoman to take an RAF officer his cup of tea in the morning!


Second World War: from bat (see batman) + woman.

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