Wash"er*wom`an (?), n.; pl. Washerwomen ().

1.

A woman who washes clothes, especially for hire, or for others.

2. Zool.

The pied wagtail; -- so called in allusion to its beating the water with its tail while tripping along the leaves of water plants.

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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