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noun, plural char·la·dies. British.
  1. a charwoman.
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Origin of charlady

First recorded in 1905–10; char(woman) + lady
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Historical Examples of charlady

  • Even Joan major, who has been known to rout our charlady in single combat, finds it irresistible.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, June 20, 1917


  • So, in unamiable mood, I began to rate my charlady about the dust which gives its brown tone to London interiors.

    The Late Tenant

    Louis Tracy

British Dictionary definitions for charlady


noun plural -dies
  1. another name for charwoman
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