American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman or girl employed to do housework.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female servant employed in general work about a house.
- n. A female servant attached to the non-servant quarter part of the house. (as opposed to a scullery maid.)
- n. derogatory a housewife.
- v. To be a housemaid.
- v. To wait on someone hand on foot, to watch them.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A female servant employed to do housework, esp. to take care of the rooms.
- n. a female domestic
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“Alice and Dora would have liked to get the bedrooms ready for the honored guests, but a really good housemaid is sometimes more ready to say "don't" than even a general.”
“And he buried her beautiful, ma'am,' said a certain housemaid to her once.”
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“The housemaid is also a good servant, but not so agreeable a one.”
“A safe housemaid is so much easier to get here than a cook, who doesn't drink, nor steal, nor take the house to herself!”
“Then she called the housemaid and informed her that she had been summoned to return suddenly to England; she must reach Brussels at least that evening.”
“Inflammation of it goes by the common name housemaid's knee.”
“Virginia and Leonard frequently used the word housemaid as an insult.”
“Perhaps you would be so kind as to call a housemaid to show me to my room?”
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