One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Chiefly in French contexts: a woman employed, typically on a daily basis, as a cleaner (and occasionally to undertake other domestic tasks) in a house.
Early 19th century. From French femme de ménage from femme + de + ménage.
femme de ménage/ˌfam də meɪˈnɑːʒ//ˌfam də mɛˈnɑːʒ//ˌfam də məˈnɑːʒ/
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