scrubwoman

scrub·wom·an

 (skrŭb′wo͝om′ən)
n.
A woman hired to clean.

scrubwoman

(ˈskrʌbˌwʊmən)
n, pl -women
US a woman employed to clean the rooms and furniture inside a building

scrub•wom•an

(ˈskrʌbˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a charwoman.
[1870–75]
usage: See woman.
Translations

scrubwoman

[ˈskrʌbˌwʊmən] N (scrubwomen (pl)) (US) → fregona f

scrubwoman

n (US) → Scheuer- or Putzfrau f
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