Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman who owns or manages a dairy.
  • noun A woman who works in a dairy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A woman who attends to a dairy.

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  • noun A woman who works in a dairy, or who delivers dairy products.

Etymologies

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dairy +‎ woman

Examples

  • His brothers had not replied at all, seeming to be indignant with him; while his father and mother had written a rather sad letter, deploring his precipitancy in rushing into marriage, but making the best of the matter by saying that, though a dairywoman was the last daughter-in-law they could have expected, their son had arrived at an age at which he might be supposed to be the best judge.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • a dairywoman was the last daughter-in-law they could have expected, their son had arrived at an age which he might be supposed to be the best judge.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • She had gone in; but she would soon reappear, for it could be seen that she was carrying little new cheeses one by one to a spring-cart and horse tethered outside the gate — her grandmother, though not a regular dairywoman, still managing a few cows by means of a man and maid.

    The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

  • They went to the baker and the vintner, and then they got a wedge of cheese from a dairywoman in the marketplace.

    The Pillars of the Earth

  • There was Uncle Nathan, the butler, whose wife was Aunt Susan, the dairywoman; Uncle Davy, the shoemaker; Saul, the blacksmith; Mingo, the old body servant of Colonel Carroll; Fortune, the coachman, etc., etc. -- all very powerful men.

    A Military Genius Life of Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland

  • She was a model housekeeper and dairywoman in the days when they worked the farm, and is now an oracle on many questions.

    Choice Readings for the Home Circle

  • Thus, for instance, a dairywoman will fill the shelves of her compartment with pans of milk: her next neighbor is perhaps a small dealer in wood, coal and turf, and raises a dust accordingly; the greengrocer opposite makes the air damp and bitter with his heaps of neglected vegetables; while the butcher not only has

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • I mention this to show the amateur dairywoman how very essential is cleanliness in every article she uses.

    Our Farm of Four Acres and the Money we Made by it

  • Nothing can be more perfect than the manner in which he blends the dairywoman and woman of business in Jeanie Deans with the lover and the sister.

    Criticisms and Interpretations. IV. Richard Holt Hutton on Scott’s Women

  • Self-sacrificing as her mood might be Tess could not well go further and cry, 'Marry one of them, if you really do want a dairywoman and not a lady; and don't think of marrying me!'

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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