Etymology
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charwoman (n.)

"woman hired by the day to do odd work," 1590s, from Middle English char, cherre "turn of work" (see chore) + woman. Probably it is older than the attested records: An Alicia Charwoman appears in the Borough of Nottingham records in 1379.

updated on November 03, 2017

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Definitions of charwoman from WordNet

charwoman (n.)
a human female employed to do housework;
Synonyms: char / cleaning woman / cleaning lady / woman
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.