Definition of tradeswoman in US English:



  • A woman engaged in trading or a trade, typically on a relatively small scale.

    ‘a wealthy tradeswoman’
    • ‘Walking pretty early one morning, I saw a young tradeswoman behind a counter.’
    • ‘We felt that that the tradeswoman's voluntary and active participation in the war was made clear enough by showing the great distance which she has travelled to get into it.’
    • ‘The first wife of Prophet Muhammad was a wealthy tradeswoman, the richest woman in Mecca at the time, who exported goods as far away as Syria.’
    • ‘A middle-class tradeswoman with a printing press in her own home, her works chronicling the national events of a tumultuous period are a unique resource for the recovery of popular female involvement in early modern political culture.’
    • ‘His first wife was a wealthy tradeswoman.’
    shopkeeper, retailer, vendor, merchant, dealer, trader, supplier, stockist
    craftsman, workman, skilled worker, artisan, employee, tradesperson, mechanic
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