Bottle-washer



a person or machine that washes bottles.
chief cook and bottlewasher, a person who does a wide variety of routine, sometimes menial, tasks:
He’s not just sales manager, he’s the chief cook and bottlewasher in this firm.
Historical Examples

Marion Berkley Elizabeth B. Comins
The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
Marriage H. G. Wells
Love at Paddington W. Pett Ridge
Our Artist in Cuba, Peru, Spain and Algiers George W. Carleton
Those Dale Girls Frank Weston Carruth
The Soul of Susan Yellam Horace Annesley Vachell
The History of the Telephone Herbert N. Casson
Arrows of Freethought George W. Foote
The Hero William Somerset Maugham

noun
(informal) a menial or factotum

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