chambermaid

[ cheym-ber-meyd ]
/ ˈtʃeɪm bərˌmeɪd /

noun

a maid who cleans bedrooms and bathrooms.

Nearby words

  1. chamberlain, sir austen,
  2. chamberlain, wilt,
  3. chamberland,
  4. chamberlin,
  5. chamberlin, thomas chrowder,
  6. chambers,
  7. chambers, robert,
  8. chambers, whittaker,
  9. chambersburg,
  10. chambertin

Origin of chambermaid

First recorded in 1580–90; chamber + maid

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British Dictionary definitions for chambermaid

chambermaid

/ (ˈtʃeɪmbəˌmeɪd) /

noun

a woman or girl employed to clean and tidy bedrooms, now chiefly in hotels
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Word Origin and History for chambermaid

chambermaid

n.

1580s, from chamber + maid.

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