[chahr-woo m-uh n]
- a woman hired to do general cleaning, especially in an office or large house.
Origin of charwoman
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Examples from the Web for charwoman
I fixed at last on a charwoman who was about sixty years old.My Double Life
The charwoman was cleaning the kitchen and now she's out in the hall.People of Position
Stanley Portal Hyatt
On that particular evening, at about nine o'clock, the charwoman came in.
It was his charwoman, who, as a rule, came only for two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.
He went off at the heels of the charwoman, and only returned a quarter of an hour afterwards.
- British a woman who is hired to clean, tidy, etc, in a house or office
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Word Origin and History for charwoman
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