janitress

janitress

[jan-i-tris]
noun
a woman who is a janitor.

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; janit(o)r + -ess


See -ess.
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janitor (ˈdʒænɪtə)
 
n
1.  (Scot), (US), (Canadian) the caretaker of a building, esp a school
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a person employed to clean and maintain a building, esp the public areas in a block of flats or office building; porter
 
[C17: from Latin: doorkeeper, from jānua door, entrance, from jānus covered way (compare Janus1); related to Latin īre to go]
 
janitorial
 
adj
 
'janitress
 
fem n

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