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maid-in-waiting

[meyd-in-wey-ting] /ˈmeɪd ɪnˈweɪ tɪŋ/
noun, plural maids-in-waiting.
1.
an unmarried woman who serves as an attendant to a queen or princess; lady-in-waiting.
Origin of maid-in-waiting
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55
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