maid

[ meyd ]
/ meɪd /

noun

a female servant.
a girl or young unmarried woman.
Archaic. a virgin.

Origin of maid

1150–1200; Middle English; apocopated variant of maiden

Related forms

maid·ish, adjectivemaid·ish·ness, nounsub·maid, nounun·der·maid, noun

Can be confused

made maid
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British Dictionary definitions for maid

maid

/ (meɪd) /

noun

archaic, or literary a young unmarried girl; maiden
  1. a female servant
  2. (in combination)a housemaid
a spinster

Derived Forms

maidish, adjectivemaidishness, noun

Word Origin for maid

C12: shortened form of maiden
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