Meaning of “charwoman” in the English Dictionary


"charwoman" in English

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charwomannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃɑːˌwʊm.ən/ us /ˈtʃɑːrˌwʊm.ən/ plural -women uk /-wɪmɪn/ us also charlady, informal char UK old-fashioned

Examples from literature

  • A charwoman came every day to do the housework. 
  • His two sisters earned but little as charwomen. 
  • In the first room a charwoman was cleaning. 
  • The charwoman, still busy with broom and pail outside, knocked at the door with a knock which might have been given with the broom-handle and announced another visitor. 
  • Yes, there she stands, the Irish charwoman, the old broom in her hand and preparing for one last sweep that shall make the house sweet and fit for her own children. 

(Definition of “charwoman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)