char-woman

charwoman

[chahr-woom-uhn]
noun, plural charwomen.
a woman hired to do general cleaning, especially in an office or large house.

Origin:
1590–1600; char3 + woman

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

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