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housemaid

[hous-meyd]
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noun
  1. a female servant employed in general domestic work in a home, especially to do housework.
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Origin of housemaid

First recorded in 1685–95; house + maid
Related formsun·der·house·maid, noun
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Related Words for housemaid

girl, housemaid, chambermaid, servant, caretaker, housewife, maid, biddy, woman, help, domestic, damsel, nursemaid, miss, handmaiden, maidservant, factotum, daily, housekeeper, charwoman

Examples from the Web for housemaid

Contemporary Examples of housemaid

Historical Examples of housemaid

  • How did you know I wanted a housemaid, and were your testimonials——'

  • The housemaid can find you what is necessary in the morning.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • The rector's housemaid is sister to my parlour-maid, and it would be sure to get round to him.

    People of Position

    Stanley Portal Hyatt

  • Miss Phipps did not reply to her housemaid's criticism of the Bangs limbs.

    Galusha the Magnificent

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Be your own woman, darling—not your woman's woman—and have Mrs. Gorry for your housemaid.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine


British Dictionary definitions for housemaid

housemaid

noun
  1. a girl or woman employed to do housework, esp one who is resident in the household
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