Definition of batwoman in English:


nounPlural batwomen

  • A female attendant or cleaner serving an officer in the British services.

    • ‘In 1941 batwomen were introduced to the RAF Officers Mess, but only after there had been some discussion as to whether it was all right for a batwoman to take an RAF officer his cup of tea in the morning!’
    • ‘I have a letter I wrote home describing a number of various nationalities of batmen (and batwomen).’


Second World War: from bat (see batman) + woman.