American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A girl or woman who milks cows.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who milks cows or is employed in a dairy.
- n. A girl or young woman who milked the cows on a farm before milking machines were introduced in the 20th century.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A woman who milks cows or is employed in the dairy.
- n. a woman who works in a dairy
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