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charwoman

a woman hired to do cleaning
Not to be confused with:
chairwoman – presiding officer of a meeting, board, or committee

char·wom·an

 (chär′wo͝om′ən)
n.
A woman hired to do cleaning or similar work, usually in a large building.

charwoman

(ˈtʃɑːˌwʊmən)
n, pl -women
(Professions) Brit a woman who is hired to clean, tidy, etc, in a house or office

char•wom•an

(ˈtʃɑrˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman hired to do general cleaning, as in an office.
[1590–1600; char3 + woman]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.charwoman - a human female employed to do houseworkcharwoman - a human female employed to do housework; "the char will clean the carpet"; "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write"
cleaner - someone whose occupation is cleaning
Translations
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charwoman

[ˈtʃɑːˌwʊmən] N (charwomen (pl)) → mujer f de la limpieza, asistenta f

charwoman

[ˈtʃɑːˌwʊmən] n (-women (pl)) → donna delle pulizie, donna a ore
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I once, indeed, overheard part of a dialogue between Leah and one of the charwomen, of which Grace formed the subject.
I knew what was before me, and my wish, if not my word, was 'Would God it were evening!' It was no day of rest, but a day of texts, of catechisms (Watts'), of tracts about converted swearers, godly charwomen, and edifying deaths of sinners saved.
Bell paints a grim picture of nurses at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in the 1850s: "Poor old useless drudges, half charwomen, half field workers, rarely keeping their places for any length of time, absolutely ignorant, almost invariably drunken, sometimes deaf."
"I boss cooks, housemaids, charwomen, chamber-maids, mess
In shocking scenes illustrating the nurses' corporeal absorption of war Keneally shows how "Young, healthy, well-educated women became the charwomen of the battlefield, the cleaners of the worst human waste we produce, the symbolic bearers of all its pollution and disease" (Marcus 1989: 126).
With Nazan Kesal and Asiye Dincsoy in its leading roles and a glittering cast that also includes Mehmet EuzgE-r, Serra Yylmaz and Didem ynselel, "Toz Bezi" follows the lives of two women in ystanbul as they struggle to make ends meet working as charwomen, commuting back and forth between the poorest and richest neighborhoods of the city every day.
I myself have known duchesses who were highbrows, also charwomen, and they have both told me ...
Women who sought work as charwomen, seamstresses or as sweated domestic labour could not find these jobs in the suburbs.
Vernon-Smith, of Trinity, and the Social Settlement, Tooting, author of A Higher London' and 'The Boyg System at Work', came to the conclusion, after looking through his select and even severe library, that Dickens's 'Christmas Carol' was a very suitable thing to be read to charwomen. Had they been men they would have been forcibly subjected to Browning's 'Christmas Eve' with exposition, but chivalry spared the charwomen, and Dickens was funny, and could do no harm.
Moffatt is one of Woolf's "recurring" and powerfully disruptive charwomen, who serve to symbolically expose the corruption and dependency at the heart of the British class structure (81).
Mary Bayliss, aged 46, and 39-year-old Susannah Booton, had homes and worked as charwomen.
Mencken said were able to get their mothers jobs as charwomen at City Hall.