[kich-uh n-meyd]


a female servant who assists the cook.

Origin of kitchenmaid

First recorded in 1540–50; kitchen + maid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kitchenmaid

Historical Examples of kitchenmaid

  • The kitchenmaid, her cap all on one side, was crying down most dirty cheeks.

    The Magic City

    Edith Nesbit

  • Mrs. O'Halloran took her own way of impressing this on the kitchenmaid.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories

    James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham

  • I ha' smote one kitchenmaid i' the face this noon for making eyes at him.'

    Privy Seal

    Ford Madox Ford

  • The latter had just fled to England, with no other attendant than a kitchenmaid.

    Princes and Poisoners

    Frantz Funck-Brentano

  • There sat 'Arry and a kitchenmaid, very close to each other, chatting confidentially.


    George Gissing