wash·​er·​man | \ ˈwȯ-shər-mən How to pronounce washerman (audio) , ˈwä- \

Definition of washerman

: laundryman also : a man operating any of various industrial washing machines

Examples of washerman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With its title mocking the attempts of phrenology to diminish the worth of African Americans, Smith paints dignified portraits of everyday black people—a bootblack, a washerman—as examples of the unique personalities inherent to every human being. Bryan Greene, Smithsonian Magazine, "America’s First Black Physician Sought to Heal a Nation’s Persistent Illness," 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of washerman

1715, in the meaning defined above

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“Washerman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washerman. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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