maid of all work

  1. a maid who does all types of housework

  2. a general factotum

Words Nearby maid of all work

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How to use maid of all work in a sentence

  • If she is the maid-of-all-work, she will have the two days left from the laundry and sweeping in which to do them and many others.

  • I was giving my baby an airing in the garden when a call from the maid-of-all-work sent me hurrying into the backyard.

  • She may be described as a black maid-of-all-work, but her chief occupation was the pounding of roasted coffee-beans.

    The Middy and the Moors | R.M. Ballantyne
  • The man prevailed, and the maid-of-all-work grudgingly accepted the conditions of truce.

    Murder in Any Degree | Owen Johnson
  • More elaborate culinary accomplishments can rarely be looked for in a maid-of-all-work.

    The Expert Maid-Servant | Cristine Terhune Herrick