Definition of Rosie the Riveter in English:

Rosie the Riveter

Pronunciation /ˌrəʊzi ðə ˈrɪvɪtə/


  • (The type of) a woman who took on a factory job (or other occupation traditionally carried out by men) during the Second World War (1939–45).


1940s; earliest use found in The Dallas Morning News. From Rosie the Riveter, the name of a fictional female industrial worker celebrated in the 1942 song of that name by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb.