from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman servant.

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  • n. A female servant, a maid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female servant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female servant.

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

  • n. a female domestic


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  • Coveting your neighbors maidservant is Worse than being queer, because it made the Big Ten.

    On Same-Sex Couples and Catfish Derbies

  • Sita was sufficiently distraught to not wonder at Anita's arrival; the young widow took the parcels from Anita and called her maidservant, who appeared, sized up Anita, and took the bundles away to the kitchen.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Anita called a maidservant to help Leela to her room, not because she, Anita, was overly concerned with the other woman's state of mind, but because she wanted a chance to talk to Leela's father alone.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The old woman stayed no longer, and went back to the gazelle, followed secretly by the mistress, who called a maidservant and bade her take some milk and rice and cook it for the gazelle.

    The Violet Fairy Book

  • He was a cowherd in the ranges beyond Carmel, and his wife was a maidservant in the great Del Monte Hotel.

    Page 2

  • An elderly maidservant answered, and the doctor introduced herself and asked for Mary Mallon.


  • At the first house, a surly maidservant answered, and my chief introduced himself and explained that we were from the Department of Health and Sanitation and were looking for one Mary Mallon.


  • My novel, The Little Bride, begins in a basement in Odessa, where 16-year old maidservant Minna Losk is being given her "Look" - an examination to see if she's sufficiently "fit" i.e. "virginal" to become a mail-order bride to America.

    Anna Soloman: The Little Bride

  • When I looked up Karl Marx online to see what he could say to children about inequality and the working class, I learned he had seven children, and his first an illegitimate son whose mother was his wife's "maidservant."

    Mary Bradley: Am I A Mother Or A Maid?

  • She had been a maidservant in three houses so far, since her husband lost his job as peon in an office, and in every one she had opened her legs for the cook.

    Excerpt: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin


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