American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A maid who cleans and cares for bedrooms, as in a hotel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A maid or female servant who dresses a lady and waits on her in her own room; a lady's-maid.
- n. A woman who has the care of chambers, making the beds and cleaning the rooms.
- n. A theatrical name for an actress who plays the more broadly comic parts; a soubrette.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A maidservant who has the care of chambers, making the beds, sweeping, cleaning the rooms, etc.
- n. obsolete A lady's maid.
- n. a maid who is employed to clean and care for bedrooms (now primarily in hotels)
- chamber + maid. (Wiktionary)
“I say the chambermaid is paid to clean up the room.”
“Moreau as a chambermaid from the Diary of Chambermaid by Luis Buniel.”
“I called the chambermaid, and told her the lady had left a package, and for her to take it to her room.”
“I'm going to give him this penny," said Freddie, showing the coins the chambermaid had given him.”
“When we got to the room and proceeded (West and I) to divide this copious bed into two by hauling half the clothes on the floor, according to our custom of seven years, the astonishment of the poor chambermaid is not to be described.”
“Let us call the chambermaid who made up the room," he suggested.”
“His brother Henry described the accident that led to his death: Confined to bed for days by a persistent fever, Foster tried to call a chambermaid, but collapsed, falling against the washbasin next to his bed and shattering it, which gouged his head.”
“I heard you calling a chambermaid Honey the other evening.”
“A chambermaid is a type of domestic servant, hence…”
“The chambermaid was a voluble and informative woman.”
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