Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A maid who cleans and cares for bedrooms, as in a hotel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A maid who handles the chores in a bedroom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A maidservant who has the care of chambers, making the beds, sweeping, cleaning the rooms, etc.
  • n. A lady's maid.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a maid who is employed to clean and care for bedrooms (now primarily in hotels)

Etymologies

chamber +‎ maid. (Wiktionary)

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  • Holmes was ranting about how chambermaids had changed after Clarkie rescued him from one after Irene stripped him after he was drugged.

    July 11, 2012

  • "3. A theatrical name for an actress who plays the more broadly comic parts; a soubrette."

    --Century Dictionary

    February 3, 2011