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- n. a menial domestic servant
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the East Indies, a menial servant whose proper business is to spread carpets, pitch tents, etc., and in a house to do the work of a chambermaid. Yule and Burnell, Anglo-Indian Glossary.
Arabic - to spread a carpet (Wiktionary)