noun Date: circa 1694 a girl or woman who is a servant employed to do housework

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  • Housemaid — House maid , n. A female servant employed to do housework, esp. to take care of the rooms. [1913 Webster] {Housemaid s knee} (Med.), a swelling over the knee, due to an enlargement of the bursa in the front of the kneepan; so called because… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • housemaid — ► NOUN ▪ a female domestic employee who cleans rooms …   English terms dictionary

  • housemaid — [hous′mād΄] n. a female servant who does housework …   English World dictionary

  • housemaid — UK [ˈhaʊsˌmeɪd] / US noun [countable] Word forms housemaid : singular housemaid plural housemaids old fashioned a woman servant whose job is to keep someone s house clean and tidy …   English dictionary

  • housemaid — 1. noun a) A female servant attached to the non servant quarter part of the house. (as opposed to a scullery maid.) b) a housewife. 2. verb a) To be a housemaid. b) To wait on someone hand on foot, to watch them. See Also: Housemaids knee …   Wiktionary

  • housemaid — [[t]ha͟ʊsmeɪd[/t]] housemaids N COUNT A housemaid is a female servant who does cleaning and other work in someone s house …   English dictionary

  • housemaid — n. a female servant in a house, esp. in charge of reception rooms and bedrooms. Phrases and idioms: housemaid s knee inflammation of the kneecap, often due to excessive kneeling …   Useful english dictionary

  • housemaid — /hows mayd /, n. a female servant employed in general domestic work in a home, esp. to do housework. [1685 95; HOUSE + MAID] * * * …   Universalium

  • housemaid — house|maid [ˈhausmeıd] n old fashioned a female servant who cleans someone s house …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • housemaid — house|maid [ haus,meıd ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a woman servant whose job is to keep someone s house clean and neat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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