maidservant
noun Date: 14th century a female servant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Maidservant — Maid serv ant, n. A female servant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maidservant — (n.) 1520s, from MAID (Cf. maid) (n.) + SERVANT (Cf. servant) …   Etymology dictionary

  • maidservant — ► NOUN dated ▪ a female domestic servant …   English terms dictionary

  • maidservant — [mād′sʉr΄vənt] n. a girl or woman servant …   English World dictionary

  • maidservant — noun A female servant, a maid 1611 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy… …   Wiktionary

  • maidservant — UK [ˈmeɪdˌsɜː(r)v(ə)nt] / US [ˈmeɪdˌsɜrvənt] noun [countable] Word forms maidservant : singular maidservant plural maidservants an old word meaning a woman employed as a servant …   English dictionary

  • maidservant — /mayd serr veuhnt/, n. a female servant. [1520 30; MAID + SERVANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • maidservant — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. waitress, domestic, housemaid; see maid 1 , servant …   English dictionary for students

  • maidservant — maid|ser|vant [ˈmeıdˌsə:vənt US ə:r ] n old fashioned a female servant …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • maidservant — maid|ser|vant [ meıd,sɜrvənt ] noun count an old word meaning a woman employed as a servant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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