Learn English – Politer word to refer to a ‘cleaner’


Is there a polite way to refer to someone who is responsible for cleaning at work?

Best Answer

Some people might find it subtly insulting if you call them "custodians" or "facilitators", or whatever, when they are really cleaners, as if their true job were shameful. If you clean, you're a cleaner, and there is nothing embarrassing about it that needs to be concealed. Further, euphemisms and needlessly using big words is considered ugly by almost all style books. So just call him a cleaner.