noun (plural charwomen)British dated
A woman employed as a cleaner in a house or office.
- 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.
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