- a woman who milks cows or is employed in a dairy; dairymaid.
Origin of milkmaid
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Examples from the Web for milkmaid
"I think she must have been a pretty silly sort of milkmaid," said Corona.Brother Copas
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Anglique was not, however, a milkmaid to say yes before she was asked.The Golden Dog
In the cow house there was nothing for her to do, for a milkmaid and an under-milkmaid did the work there.
The milkmaid appeared in the doorway, clad in her Sunday best, as on the day she came.
But I will gladly come, and the milkmaid says I may be away over night, because it is too far.
- a girl or woman who milks cows
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Word Origin and History for milkmaid
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