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[dair-ee-meyd] /ˈdɛər iˌmeɪd/
a girl or woman employed in a dairy.
Origin of dairymaid
First recorded in 1590-1600; dairy + maid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A dairymaid who has given him a glass of milk during a day's hunting, or a little anmic shopgirl!

    The Second Mrs. Tanqueray Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
  • T is milking time, sir; and you shall know that I am our dairymaid.

  • The police barrack at Ballinascarthy was once a grogshop, given by the landlord to a dairymaid who had been long in his service.

    Disturbed Ireland Bernard H. Becker
  • But with the countess as with the dairymaid, it must depend on the woman herself.

    Framley Parsonage Anthony Trollope
  • She did not like that dairymaid dress, and wondered if she could quietly escape without anyone noticing her exit.

    Girls New and Old L. T. Meade
  • But Ragnhild and the dairymaid both lent a hand; all youth and energy they were.

    Wanderers Knut Hamsun
  • Servants have as little need of French verbs and hieroglyphics as the ploughboy or the dairymaid.

    The Curse of Education Harold E. Gorst
  • I am not the dairymaid, but I go to superintend the milking.

    Girls New and Old L. T. Meade
  • Every one of us on the place knew there was trouble between them, and Ragnhild and the dairymaid were always talking about it.

    Wanderers Knut Hamsun
  • Now the dairymaid, who happened to be a Methodist, stood near.

British Dictionary definitions for dairymaid


(esp formerly) a girl or woman who works in a dairy, esp one who milks cows and makes butter and cheese on a farm
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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