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charwoman Explained

charwoman at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1596, from M.E. char, cherre (see chore) + woman. ///

charwoman at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural charwomen /-w[hA366]m[hA366]n/ [C] BrE old-fashioned // [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: chare 'work' (14-19 centuries) (from chare 'turn, piece of work' (11-17 centuries), from Old English cerr) + woman]// a woman who works as a cleaner, especially in someone's house//

charwoman at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(plural charwomen ) (BrE also char, charlady) (old-fashioned) a woman whose job is to clean a house, an office building, etc.

Charwoman at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Charwoman \Char"wom`an\, n.; pl. {Charwomen}. [See {Char} a
A woman hired for odd work or for single days.

charwoman at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a human female who does housework; "the char will clean the
carpet" [syn: {char}, {cleaning woman}, {cleaning lady},

charwoman at English (WD) Of Explained:



char + woman.


Inter: en-noun » char|women
  • Inter: chiefly » British A woman employed to do housework.

  • Note: In the nineteenth century, the charlady worked for weekly wages and usually came and went on a daily basis.


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    • cleaning woman


      Inter: trans-top » a woman employed to do housework
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|打杂|sc=HaniInter: t » cmn|女工|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: poetsvrouw, Inter: t- » nl|schoonmaakster|f
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|technicienne de surface|f, Inter: t+ » fr|femme de ménage|f, Inter: t+ » fr|nettoyeuse|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Putzfrau|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|עוזרת בית|f|tr=ozéret báit
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|bejárónő
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|измеќарка|f|tr=izméḱarka|sc=Cyrl
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|домработница|f|tr=domrabótnitsa
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|limpiadora|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English nouns with irregular plurals -
    Translation: et » charwoman
    Translation: it » charwoman
    Translation: kn » charwoman
    Translation: my » charwoman
    Translation: pl » charwoman
    Translation: ru » charwoman
    Translation: sv » charwoman
    Translation: ta » charwoman
    Translation: te » charwoman
    Translation: vi » charwoman
    Translation: zh » charwoman