Definitions

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  • adjective Without a servant or servants.

Etymologies

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servant +‎ -less

Examples

  • She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu cooking school, and, eventually, published the enormous tome designed to teach the 'servantless' average American to cook like a gourmet chef.

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  • He designed these popular, moderately priced houses, which Davies rightly calls “uncompromisingly modern,” for discerning, servantless middle-class families whose style of entertainment tended toward the cocktail party and the buffet supper rather than the formal dinner.

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  • “Almost without exception, [they] prefer the hard work combined with the freedom of the factory, to the easy toil of domestic service, which deprives them of liberty,” editorialized the American Hebrew, its sympathies more with the servantless mistress than with the working girl.

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  • He designed these popular, moderately priced houses, which Davies rightly calls “uncompromisingly modern,” for discerning, servantless middle-class families whose style of entertainment tended toward the cocktail party and the buffet supper rather than the formal dinner.

    Where Mother Saw Best

  • The majority of the residential edifices are far finer and more substantial than our own modest shelter, though we gather from such chance glimpses as we get of their arrangements that the labour-saving ideal runs through every grade of this servantless world; and what we should consider a complete house in earthly England is hardly known here.

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  • We were servantless our whole time on the Cimarron, which was probably a good thing, since it forced Jackson and me to acquire skills such as gardening and carpentry which we never would have been allowed to use if we had been stuck in Virginia, being minor gentry.

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  • This episode and the enervating weeks that followed as he lived servantless and ate in a local hostelry filled him with an unhappiness that only work could cure.

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  • This was of fair size but appeared to be servantless except for the baby-sitter, and the woman used her own front-door key to let herself in.

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  • Already the "servantless house" is widely advertised.

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  • John Ozanne, the honest but not brilliant son of an English clergyman, did not disdain to serve behind his own bar, either, when his barman was sick, and his wife, in servantless days, turned to in the hotel kitchen and cooked the meals, though such work was far from her taste and had not been included in her upbringing as a country doctor's daughter.

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  • This has got to be a cookbook that makes French cooking accessible to Americans who do not have cooks. Who are servantless. Is that a word? "Servantless". I think it is a word.
    (From the movie Julie and Julia)

    April 10, 2010