Definition of char noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tʃɑː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃɑːr//
    (old-fashioned, British English)
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  1. 1 [countable] = charwoman
  2. 2[uncountable] (informal) tea a cup of char
  3. Word Originnoun sense 2 late 16th cent. (as cha; rare before the early 20th cent.): from Chinese (Mandarin dialect) chá.

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