noun (usually used with a singular verb) Chiefly British.
Examples from the Web for below stairs
I obeyed on the instant and a few moments later the scene of below-stairs was repeated, with me powerless to resist.Mrs. Raffles|John Kendrick Bangs
I am neither young enough nor sufficiently democratic to enjoy day after day a below-stairs status.Sonnets from the Patagonian|Donald Evans
Below-stairs, at early daybreak, Maurice awoke upon his sofa.The Downfall|Emile Zola
And in that bright afterday she and the even more apotheosized Emma renewed their below-stairs friendship.Superwomen|Albert Payson Terhune
And below-stairs the sense of personal rancor against "a 'anger-on" is strong.T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett