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kitchenmaid

[kich-uh n-meyd] /ˈkɪtʃ ənˌmeɪd/
noun
1.
a female servant who assists the cook.
Origin of kitchenmaid
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; kitchen + maid
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  • The kitchenmaid, her cap all on one side, was crying down most dirty cheeks.

    The Magic City Edith Nesbit
  • Mrs. O'Halloran took her own way of impressing this on the kitchenmaid.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
  • I ha' smote one kitchenmaid i' the face this noon for making eyes at him.'

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • The latter had just fled to England, with no other attendant than a kitchenmaid.

    Princes and Poisoners Frantz Funck-Brentano
  • There sat 'Arry and a kitchenmaid, very close to each other, chatting confidentially.

    Demos George Gissing
  • kitchenmaid: O dear, good, kind young man, how can we leave you?

    Christmas Entertainments Alice Maude Kellogg
  • I say, go first class or third; marry a duchess or her kitchenmaid.

    The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith
  • The kitchenmaid had fainted, and Boy had, of course, been sent for.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • But you do good works; I remember how you nursed the kitchenmaid at Groombridge.

    Great Possessions

    Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
  • This was a maid who slept in x, and went into y to call the kitchenmaid, who slept there.

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