milkmaid

[ milk-meyd ]
/ ˈmɪlkˌmeɪd /
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noun

a woman who milks cows or is employed in a dairy; dairymaid.

Nearby words

  1. milkfish,
  2. milking machine,
  3. milking parlor,
  4. milking shed,
  5. milking stool,
  6. milkman,
  7. milko,
  8. milkshed,
  9. milksop,
  10. milktoast

Origin of milkmaid

First recorded in 1545–55; milk + maid

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British Dictionary definitions for milkmaid

milkmaid

/ (ˈmɪlkˌmeɪd) /

noun

a girl or woman who milks cows
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Word Origin and History for milkmaid

milkmaid

n.

1550s, from milk (n.) + maid.

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