Definition of leg woman in US English:

leg woman

noun

  • 1Journalism. A female reporter who travels extensively to collect information for news stories, or to carry out other time-consuming or laborious tasks.

  • 2A woman employed to perform various (generally menial or unskilled) tasks, typically involving moving from place to place or providing the material enabling someone else to complete a particular task.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Paris (Texas) News. From leg + woman, after legman, legwork.

Pronunciation

leg woman

/ˈlɛɡ wʊmən/