Definition of femme de ménage in English:

femme de ménage

(also femme de menage)


  • 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/