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Webster 1913 Edition


Housemaid

House′maidˊ

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Noun.
A female servant employed to do housework, esp. to take care of the rooms.
Housemaid’s knee
(Med.)
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a swelling over the knee, due to an enlargement of the bursa in the front of the kneepan; – so called because frequently occurring in servant girls who work upon their knees.

Definition 2022


housemaid

housemaid

English

Noun

housemaid (plural housemaids)

  1. A female servant attached to the non-servant quarter part of the house. (as opposed to a scullery maid.)
  2. (derogatory) a housewife.

Translations

Verb

housemaid (third-person singular simple present housemaids, present participle housemaiding, simple past and past participle housemaided)

  1. To be a housemaid.
  2. To wait on someone hand on foot, to watch them.

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