Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman servant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A female servant.

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

  • noun A female servant.

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

  • noun A female servant, a maid

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

  • noun a female domestic

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Examples

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

    On Same-Sex Couples and Catfish Derbies

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Deadly

  • 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.

    Deadly

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