Definition of Cleaning lady
1. Noun. A human female employed to do housework. "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write"
Generic synonyms: Cleaner
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cleaning Lady
Literary usage of Cleaning lady
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Thus, cleaning lady is at least as common as cleaning woman, saleslady as saleswoman. But one says, normally, woman doctor. To say lady doctor is to be very ..."
2. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"Every few weeks another "cleaning lady" would come to dust and clean the furniture and woodwork. Unbelievably, in those days, the store hours were from 6:00 ..."
3. Paris by Peter Eckerlin, Elke Pastre (2001)
"Between the piled up shelves it really looks as if the cleaning lady has been on vacation for several years. Parisians by choice from the USA check the ..."
4. That Reminds Me by Edward Richard Russell (1899)
"... going out to survey the crop; a distinguished-looking American lady who was called " the street-cleaning lady," having undertaken to clean the streets ..."
5. Social Sciences and Innovation by Oecd (2001)
"... it should not only be called upon to mitigate the negative side- effects of innovations (the "cleaning lady" effect). In this connection, the social ..."
6. Chelsea Old Church by Randall Davies (1904)
"The first occasion recorded is in 1695, when five shillings was " paid to Thomas Burt for cleaning Lady ..."