Definition of Putzfrau in US English:

Putzfrau

noun

  • In Germany or German-speaking regions: a woman employed to do domestic work; a cleaner, charwoman.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Daily Kennebec (Maine) Journal. From German Putzfrau from putzen to clean + Frau.

Pronunciation

Putzfrau

/ˈpʊtsfraʊ/