from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A female servant employed in a kitchen.

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

  • noun A woman employed in the kitchen.

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  • noun archaic A woman employed in a kitchen.


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kitchen +‎ maid


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  • The kitchenmaid was a girl of some spirit She felt inclined to cry, but she pulled herself together and snorted instead.

    Our Casualty, and Other Stories 1918 George A. Birmingham 1907

  • This was a maid who slept in X, and went into Y to call the kitchenmaid, who slept there.

    The Alleged Haunting of B—— House Various 1873

  • There was likely to be all sorts of error and irregularity in dishing, and in sending up; for Shaws – Castle boasted neither an accomplished housekeeper, nor a kitchenmaid with a hundred pair of hands to execute her mandates.

    Saint Ronan's Well 2008

  • Madame B., seeing this, whispered to her maid, who disengaged herself from her partner, and ran off to the house; she and the kitchenmaid presently returning with a large tray covered with all kinds of cakes (of which we are great consumers and always have a stock), and a large hamper full of bottles of wine, with coffee and sugar.

    Miscellaneous Papers 2007

  • The kitchenmaid had been so smoothly nursing both Richard and her own older babe, a boy already beginning to leave her breast and take bread softened in broth.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine 2005

  • As for the lemonade, she assumed, without a flicker of doubt, that Jane the kitchenmaid would follow after.

    Between the Acts 2004

  • ‘No, no; those are frogs!’ said the little kitchenmaid.

    The Yellow Fairy Book 2003

  • The whole Court was there, and the little kitchenmaid was allowed to stand behind the door, now that she was a Court-cook.

    The Yellow Fairy Book 2003

  • ‘Little kitchenmaid!’ said the First Lord, ‘I will give you a place in the kitchen, and you shall have leave to see the Emperor at dinner, if you can lead us to the Nightingale, for she is invited to come to Court this evening.’

    The Yellow Fairy Book 2003

  • On instituting this inquiry, it turned out that the last person who had set eyes on Rosanna was Nancy, the kitchenmaid.

    The Moonstone 2003


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