[ UK /wˈɒʃəwˌʊmən/ ]
  1. a working woman who takes in washing
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How To Use washerwoman In A Sentence

  • Quite close to Farmer White's is a little ruinous cottage, white-washed once, and now in a sad state of betweenity, where dangling stockings and shirts, swelled by the wind, drying in a neglected garden, give signal of a washerwoman. Our Village
  • In fact, he blessed me twice, which the village washerwoman (who always attended these ceremonies) duly noted. GYPSY MASALA
  • Don't show up your lovely ring with washerwoman's hands.
  • I argued that the washerwoman might have mangled her hand if she was caught in the wringer, but it couldn't have engulfed her entirely.
  • He saw no mother but a washerwoman at her skivvying and the dirt-faced children that would be clinging to her skirts. At Swim, Two Boys
  • He gurns his face effortlessly into a toothless, gummy washerwoman's grimace.
  • His father was a poor cobbler with great cultural aspirations and his mother a semi-literate washerwoman.
  • I 'ave curled it with the curling tongs -- not perhaps curl, but what the washerwoman would say -- ` goffer,' and for the rest, can you not see the wire? Pixie O'Shaughnessy
  • I'm keen to try on a frock - there's a pretty little washerwoman's number hanging on a rail in the costume department I've already got my eye on.
  • It may be well for the reputation of Tinkletown to mention that one of the donors was Mrs. Raspus, a negro washerwoman who did work for the "dagoes" engaged in building the railroad hard by; another was the wife of Antonio Galli, a member of the grading gang, and the third was The Daughter of Anderson Crow
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