femme de chambre
- a chambermaid
- rare a personal maid
Word Origin for femme de chambre
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Historical Examples of femme de chambre
"Mademoiselle," replied he, politely touching his cap to the femme-de-chambre.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
After dinner Will told me that the strange gentleman begged to be allowed to speak to my femme-de-chambre, Mrs. Kennedy.The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two
There is a dearth of incident which the side-play of the coquettish maid, Nathalie's femme-de-chambre, fails to relieve.
In their retinue came Ursula, an Italian femme-de-chambre, a woman whose name is never uttered in the pueblo but with a curse.
Désirée, our femme-de-chambre, before she came to us, lived in a wealthy roturier family.