from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who manufactures beds or bedsteads.
  • noun One who prepares beds for use; especially, in English universities, a man or woman whose duty it is to take care of the rooms and make the beds in college. Female bedmakers were forbidden in Cambridge in 1625, but are now usual.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who makes beds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun someone who manufactures beds


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  • Salute the bedmaker in my name — give my service to the cook, and pray take care of poor Ponto, for the sake of his old master, who is, and ever will be,

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • Simon Thorpe, 'e were bedmaker for E Staircase on Third Court and did Dr. Barton's rooms,' e come in the kitchen where me an 'Joe was cutting watercress, an' 'e were white like a ghost.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The melancholy business of hoisting the bedmaker aloft called for the combined effort of all three men.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The bedmaker, Simon Thorpe, indeed complained of the aftertaste of deviltry in Barton's rooms, and he left the college the night before last.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • "And the smell of smoke and brimstone, which so alarmed the bedmaker?"

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Granted, I'm terrible at making beds, so that's not saying much when comparing to me, but put her daymaking skills against the Swedish champion bedmaker in a frenzied contest of making and mocking and many more m-words, and she'd still win.

    bard Diary Entry

  • Now, as the servant was a Cambridge girl, and had a brother a _gyp_, or bedmaker, at one of the colleges, besides her uncle keeping the tennis court there, I have often thought there must have been some college legend or tradition in Alma Mater, of Mother Grey and her apples.

    Notes and Queries, Number 36, July 6, 1850

  • Last night the bedmaker from W said to me, 'What are you doing to my gentlemen?

    The Longest Journey

  • "And who's to wash it up?" said the bedmaker to her help outside.

    The Longest Journey

  • His bedmaker, equally peevish, explained how it had happened.

    The Longest Journey


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