American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman or girl who works in a dairy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female servant whose business is to milk cows and work in the dairy.
- n. A woman who works in a dairy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A female servant whose business is the care of the dairy.
- n. a woman who works in a dairy
- dairy + maid (Wiktionary)
“Unfortunately for him the dairymaid was a poetess, and she gave vent to her sorrow in verse, in which it may be assumed the tutor came in for much abuse.”
“As a child, Simenon noticed and remembered the "fat, pink arms of the dairymaid," the smell of eggs and bacon in the kitchen before a summer's day picnic in the wooded heights outside the city, and the rituals of Catholic life and, more particularly, death.”
“The rambling grounds beyond, within which nestles the Normandy-inspired hamlet where Marie-Antoinette played at being a dairymaid, are a superlative example of the romantic, landscaped garden.”
“Then, last year, one of the veteran soldiers from France, begging his way back to his parish, came to the kitchen door when I was skimming the cream, and I heard him ask the dairymaid for something to eat, for he was a soldier who had seen miracles: he had seen the girl they called the Maid of Orléans.”
“He gives us a nine-year-old dairymaid as a hero...and he makes it work.”
“Let even Clarendel have a care of himself! or, when least he suspects any danger, some fair dairymaid will praise his horsemanship, or take a fancy to his favourite spaniel, or any other favourite that happens to be the foible of the day, and his invulnerability will be at her feet, and Lady Clarendel be brought forward in a fortnight. ”
“A dairymaid of these degenerate days might as well wash and deck her dairy in hopes of finding the fairy tester in her shoe.”
“The dairymaid heard the noise, got the churn between her knees, and tumbled over it, spilling all the cream; and yet she jumped up, and gave chase to Tom.”
“Whereby Sir John, and the keeper, and the steward, and the gardener, and the ploughman, and the dairymaid, and all the hue-and-cry together, went on ahead half a mile in the very opposite direction, and inside the wall, leaving him a mile off on the outside; while Tom heard their shouts die away in the woods and chuckled to himself merrily.”
“The dairymaid does the same with the milk, the cream, and the fresh butter, on condition that the best of the produce is reserved for us.”
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