dumb betty

noun
dumb bet·​ty | \ -ˈbet|ē, -et|, |i \

Definition of dumb betty

: a primitive mechanical household contrivance (as a washing machine or dumbwaiter) used to lighten the work of early American housewives

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History and Etymology for dumb betty

from the name Betty

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“Dumb betty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumb%20betty. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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