charlady


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

charlady

(ˈtʃɑːˌleɪdɪ)
n, pl -dies
another name for charwoman

char•wom•an

(ˈtʃɑrˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman hired to do general cleaning, as in an office.
[1590–1600; char3 + woman]
Translations

charlady

[ˈtʃɑːleɪdɪ] N (Brit) → mujer f de la limpieza, asistenta f

charlady

[ˈtʃɑːrleɪdi] n (British)femme f de ménage

charlady

n (Brit) → Putz- or Reinemachefrau f
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The son of a Billingsgate Market fish porter and a charlady, he was brought up in a two-room flat with an outside toilet and no hot water, in one of the grottiest areas of London.
Inspector Steine is a bit blinkered when it comes to crime and is not as clever as he thinks he is, while Mrs Groynes, the police station charlady, is much cleverer than she appears.
Inspector Steine is not as clever as he thinks, while Mrs Groynes, the police station charlady who keeps everyone supplied with tea and cakes, is much cleverer than she appears.
Inspector Steine is a bit blinkered and not as clever as he thinks, while Mrs Groynes, the police station charlady who keeps everyone supplied with tea and cakes, is much cleverer than she appears.
Brought up in South-East London - where his mother worked as a cook and charlady (house cleaner) and his father as a fish market porter - Sir Michael describes being paid inordinate amounts of cash throughout his career as "surreal".
At the end of Gough's incredible performance the whole theatre, including acting royalty such as Harvey Keitel, Zoe Wanamaker and Richard E Grant, spontaneously stood and roared their approval for the would-be charlady who cleaned-up with the critics.
The only character who does exhibit such a sensibility is Robbie Turner, the ill-fated son of the Tallis family's charlady. Early on in the events of the novel, Robbie makes love to Briony's older sister Cecilia in the family library, and after they both speak "the three simple words that no amount of bad art or bad faith can ever quite cheapen," Robbie, despite having "no religious belief," finds it "impossible not to think of an invisible presence or witness in the room, and that these words spoken aloud were like signatures on an unseen contract" (129).
Similarly, in the eyes of the Tallis family and their set, Robbie, despite his Cambridge first, is little more than a peasant, the son of "a charlady who supplemented her income as an occasional clairvoyant" (81).
The son of a charlady and a Billingsgate Fish Market porter (who died of liver cancer when Michael was 24), he left grammar school at 16 and did national service, seeing action in Korea.
"I did go round - but not as a charlady. I snuck in some other way.
Lyn Paul gives a tremendous performance as Mrs Johnstone, the charlady who gives away a twin with tragic results.