Cleaner vs Janitor - What's the difference?

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Cleaner is a synonym of janitor.


As nouns the difference between cleaner and janitor

is that cleaner is a person whose occupation is to clean floors, windows and other things while janitor is (chiefly|us) someone who looks after the maintenance and cleaning of a public building.

As a adjective cleaner

is (clean).

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cleaner

English

Etymology 1

(clean) (agent noun)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person whose occupation is to clean floors, windows and other things.
  • A device that cleans, such as the vacuum cleaner.
  • A cleaning detergent.
  • (in the plural) A professional laundry or dry cleaner (business).
  • I'll have to take this shirt to the cleaners .
    Derived terms
    * cleaner fish * vacuum cleaner

    Etymology 2

    clean +

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (clean)
  • Anagrams

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    janitor

    Noun

  • (en noun) (female:'' janitress''' or '''janitrix (''rare ))
  • (chiefly, US) someone who looks after the maintenance and cleaning of a public building.
  • a doorman
  • Synonyms

    * maintenance person * (mostly British ) caretaker * cleaner * (British) concierge * custodian * (One who cleans and maintains a garden) groundskeeper * curator * porter