a maid who cleans bedrooms and bathrooms.

Origin of chambermaid

First recorded in 1580–90; chamber + maid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

1580s, from chamber + maid.

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