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2017 Word of the Year

cleaning woman

noun
1.
a woman employed to sweep, mop, dust, or do general cleaning in a house, office, hotel, or the like.
Also called cleaning lady.
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  • I get the cleaning woman to stay with my nymph for an hour, and I'm stepping out with my young man.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • They would be that of one who had a cleaning woman in on certain days, and so lived alone.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square Melville Davisson Post
  • Pausing at a door, the cleaning woman fitted a master key into the lock.

    Behind the Green Door Mildred A. Wirt
  • She had told her lessee about her laundress and her cleaning woman and how to handle the balky faucet that controlled the shower.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • Gloria looked at them and sighed; the cleaning woman, she thought, must have upset everything again.

    Hex Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
  • The cleaning woman wouldn't have been likely to notice them when she swept the bodies out.

    Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams

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