noun (plural charwomen)British dated
A woman employed to clean houses or offices.
- In the following six sections, the charwoman Mrs. McNab enters the house, ‘tearing the veil of silence’ of Charmichael's and Mr. Ramsay's poetic/metaphysical visions.
- Nancy Sharman recalled that her mother, a Southampton charwoman, had no time to read until her last illness, at age 54.
- I met a Battersea charwoman yesterday who was almost in tears because she lived on the wrong side of the street and couldn't vote for Saklatvala.
For editors and proofreaders
Definition of charwoman in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.