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  1. a girl or woman employed in a dairy.
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Origin of dairymaid

First recorded in 1590–1600; dairy + maid
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Examples from the Web for dairymaid

Historical Examples of dairymaid

  • Her people had been well-to-do yeomen for centuries, but she was only a dairymaid.'

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

    Thomas Hardy

  • T is milking time, sir; and you shall know that I am our dairymaid.

  • But with the countess as with the dairymaid, it must depend on the woman herself.

    Framley Parsonage

    Anthony Trollope

  • But Ragnhild and the dairymaid both lent a hand; all youth and energy they were.


    Knut Hamsun

  • Why, you look exactly as if you were dressing up to do the part of a dairymaid.

British Dictionary definitions for dairymaid


  1. (esp formerly) a girl or woman who works in a dairy, esp one who milks cows and makes butter and cheese on a farm
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