Definition of Putzfrau in English:

Putzfrau

Pronunciation /ˈpʊtsfraʊ/

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 Journal (Augusta, Maine). From German Putzfrau from putzen to clean + Frau.