Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A servant who works between two others, or assists both.

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  • noun A servant who works between two others, or assists both.
  • noun historical A between-maid, or maidservant who helps the cook as well as the housemaid.

Etymologies

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From 'tween +‎ -y.

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  • maid who worked "between the stairs"; she assisted the cooks and the housemaids

    July 24, 2008