Definitions

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  • n. The female equivalent of a bargeman.

Etymologies

barge +‎ woman (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Phyllis, the bargewoman, and the baby — and presently Bobbie, too — cuddled together in a heap on the bank.

    The Railway Children

  • “Oh,” said Bobbie, seeing the bargewoman and making for her.

    The Railway Children

  • I may be under a bit of a cloud at present, but I will not be laughed at by a bargewoman! '

    The Wind in the Willows

  • I may be under a bit of a cloud at present, but I will NOT be laughed at by a bargewoman! '

    The Wind in the Willows

  • "Oh," said Bobbie, seeing the bargewoman and making for her.

    The Railway Children

  • Phyllis, the bargewoman, and the baby -- and presently Bobbie, too -- cuddled together in

    The Railway Children

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