maidservant

[ meyd-sur-vuh nt ]
/ ˈmeɪdˌsɜr vənt /

noun

a female servant.

Origin of maidservant

First recorded in 1520–30; maid + servant
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British Dictionary definitions for maidservant

maidservant

/ (ˈmeɪdˌsɜːvənt) /

noun

a female servant
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Word Origin and History for maidservant

maidservant


n.

1520s, from maid (n.) + servant.

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