What is another word for washwoman?

Pronunciation: [wˈɒʃwʊmən] (IPA)

A washwoman is someone who washes clothes for a living. There are a few alternative terms that can also be used to refer to someone in this profession. One possibility is a laundress, which has a slightly more old-fashioned and formal feel to it. Another option is a launderette, which is a business or place where laundry is done. A washateria is a similar term, sometimes used in the Southern United States. Another possible word is a laundrywoman, which is similar to washwoman but with a slightly broader range of services implied. Finally, a laundry attendant may refer to someone who works in a commercial laundry facility or dry cleaners.

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What are the hypernyms for Washwoman?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Washwoman

They have no idea that not only their furnaceman and washwoman, but also their tailor and their watchmaker, or perhaps the teacher of their children, and, if they examine more carefully, three of their last dinner guests, are strolling for hours or for a night, or living for seasons, if not for a lifetime, in that world of superstition and anti-intellectual mentality.
"Psychology and Social Sanity"
Hugo Münsterberg
It may seem anarchistic to suggest that the workingman's wife, who acts as wife, mother, cook, washwoman, nurse and housekeeper, is as good as the lady who has less to attend to.
Brisbane, Arthur
"Yes'm, you didn't think Mother was a washwoman, did you?
"Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings"
Annie Hamilton Donnell

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