What is another word for Washerwomen?

Pronunciation: [wˈɒʃəwˌɪmɪn] (IPA)

When thinking of synonyms for the term "washerwomen," several options come to mind. Some might use the term "laundress" to describe a woman who washes clothing for a living, while others might opt for "washerwoman" or simply "washing woman." Additionally, some might use the term "laundry maid" to describe a woman who works in a wealthy household to do the washing. Regardless of the specific synonym used, the term generally refers to a woman who takes on the task of washing laundry for a living or as part of their job.

Usage examples for Washerwomen

And it was necessary for those who aided in wringing the sheets to turn in the same direction as the Washerwomen; for if by misfortune the assistant turned in an opposite direction, he had his arms wrung in an instant.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz
According to the old folk of the past generation, when the phantom Washerwomen would ask a certain passer-by to help them to wring sheets, he could not refuse, under pain of being stopped and wrung like a sheet himself.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz
The platform at Arona, the flat fields the train presently lumbered across, the factories and suburbs of Milan, the noisy streets throbbing heavily with heat that grey and lowering afternoon, the shapes of things, of dull things, of tramcars and cabs and Washerwomen, the shop windows, the behaviour and foreign faces of dogs, the behaviour of children, the Italian eyes all turned to her, all staring at her-they fascinated and absorbed her like the development of a vivid dream.
"The Pastor's Wife"
Elizabeth von Arnim

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