Definitions

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  • n. A maid who takes care of the parlor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a maid in a private home whose duties are to care for the parlor and the table and to answer the door

Etymologies

parlor +‎ maid (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “By rights,” Woolf wrote, Lottie — the parlormaid — “should have a whole chapter to herself.”

    Imperfect Union

  • This boy, said Nancy, was the result of an affair with his parlormaid.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  • He explained to the company that the butler was not well and hoped they would not be offended by the parlormaid serving luncheon with the assistance of young Burgess Noakes.

    The Master

  • Luncheon would be served by the parlormaid with assistance from Burgess Noakes, who should be found a jacket which fitted him.

    The Master

  • As they moved into the hallway, they saw the parlormaid let the doctor into the house.

    The Master

  • Henry sent Mrs. Ticknor to the kitchen, and, having briefed the doctor, dispatched him in the care of the parlormaid to the room behind the pantry where, he understood from Burgess Noakes, Mr. Smith lay.

    The Master

  • In Rye, he had employed Fanny the parlormaid, pretty and quiet and careful, and in Rye, too, he had found a treasure called Burgess Noakes, gnome-sized and not pretty, but making up for it in punctuality and the desire to please.

    The Master

  • Around it were smaller and more modest houses which had a parlormaid and perhaps a part-time cook, but not a couple who had the standing of the Smiths.

    The Master

  • The other servants were nice, too, especially the young footman, Derek, and Lulu the parlormaid.

    The Life of the World to Come

  • A man-of-all-work, a gardener, a parlormaid, three house maids, the cook Mrs. Bennett, and two ladies 'maids, one (Howse) for Alison herself, one shared by Carolyn and Lauralee.

    Phoenix And Ashes

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