Meaning of leg woman in English:

leg woman

Pronunciation /ˈlɛɡ wʊmən/


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

  • 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. Compare "legman", "legwork".


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