charwoman charwoman  /ˈtʃɑr wʊ mən/


  • (n) a human female employed to do housework


  1. Sim gets his best support from Kathleen Harrison, who expands the Dickens vignette of Scrooge's glum charwoman into a life-size comic portrait.
  2. Inside the boxes were 1,000 small icons, 1,000 prayer leaflets, and 2,400 little crosses on chains, which the charwoman was to have taken with her to the Caucasus.
  3. Lilian Guest, 50-year-old charwoman in Godalming, Surrey, for years has performed a weekly ritual.


  • This was written in 1930, just months after Woolf asked, in her eloquent assault on the male-dominated status quo in A Room of One's Own: "Is the charwoman who has brought up eight children of less value to the world than the barrister who has made...
    on Jul 29, 2007 By: Virginia Woolf Source: Times Online

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