Definition of handwoman in English:

handwoman

noun

  • 1A female (personal) servant; a handmaid. Also in extended use. Chiefly historical.

  • 2A midwife. Now historical and rare.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). From hand + woman.

Pronunciation

handwoman

/ˈhandwʊmən/