What does the word washerwoman mean?

Usage examples for washerwoman

  1. After having covered about four leagues Rodolphe, by the aid of an eloquence of which he had the secret on great occasions, succeeded in getting his washerwoman to lend him two francs on the volumes of poetry, the romances and the bust of Monsieur Barrot. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  2. The washerwoman had raised the cover, and was rolling around the clothes, as if she wanted to examine the contents of the basket. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  3. One day- a fine day- the two children were playing at their usual game on the turnpike road, and waiting for nurse, who had gone into a cottage near by to speak to the washerwoman. – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various