Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A servant or retainer.

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

  • noun obsolete A domestic servant; a retainer.

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

  • noun obsolete A domestic; a servant or retainer.

Etymologies

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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.

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