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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: chare 'work' (14-19 centuries) (from chare 'turn, piece of work' (11-17 centuries), from Old English cerr) + woman

charwoman

noun
     
Related topics: Occupations, Cleaning
char‧wom‧an plural charwomen [countable] British English old-fashioned
DHCBO a woman who works as a cleaner, especially in someone's house

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