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



BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːwʊmən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːrwʊmən//
(pl. charwomen
BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːwɪmɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːrwɪmɪn//
(also char, charlady) (all British English, old-fashioned)
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a woman whose job is to clean a house, an office building, etc. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from obsolete char or chare ‘a turn of work, an odd job, chore’ (obscurely related to chore) + woman.