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- n. A domestic; a servant or retainer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A domestic servant; a retainer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A servant or retainer.
From Middle English hewe, from Old English hīwa ("member of a family"), from Proto-Germanic *hīwô (“relative, fellow-lodger, family”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (“to lie with, store, be familiar”). More at hind. (Wiktionary)