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.