- n a human female employed to do housework
- Forty people who could not forget a charwoman gathered at her grave on the outskirts of Mexico City last week.
- Sim gets his best support from Kathleen Harrison, who expands the Dickens vignette of Scrooge's glum charwoman into a life-size comic portrait.
- Homelier touches include Hadrian giving an audience to a charwoman who had once befriended the "spoiled priest" and who now brings him a jar of her own pickled onions.
- Virginia Woolf in Times Online
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...