parlormaid

[ pahr-ler-meyd ]
/ ˈpɑr lərˌmeɪd /

noun

a maid who takes care of a parlor, answers the door, waits on guests, etc.

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Origin of parlormaid

First recorded in 1830–40; parlor + maid
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