noun Date: 1552 dairymaid

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • milkmaid — (n.) 1550s, from MILK (Cf. milk) (n.) + MAID (Cf. maid) …   Etymology dictionary

  • milkmaid — ► NOUN chiefly archaic ▪ a girl or woman who works in a dairy …   English terms dictionary

  • milkmaid — [milk′mād΄] n. a girl or woman who milks cows or works in a dairy; dairymaid …   English World dictionary

  • Milkmaid — For other uses, see Milkmaid (disambiguation). Milkmaid A milkmaid (or milk maid) is a girl or woman employed to milk dairy cows. She also used the milk to prepare dairy products such as cream, butter, and cheese. The term milkmaid is not the… …   Wikipedia

  • milkmaid — UK [ˈmɪlkˌmeɪd] / US noun [countable] Word forms milkmaid : singular milkmaid plural milkmaids an old word meaning a woman whose job is to milk cows …   English dictionary

  • milkmaid — [[t]mɪ̱lkmeɪd[/t]] milkmaids N COUNT In former times, a milkmaid was a woman who milked cows and made butter and cheese on a farm …   English dictionary

  • milkmaid — /milk mayd /, n. a woman who milks cows or is employed in a dairy; dairymaid. [1545 55; MILK + MAID] * * * …   Universalium

  • milkmaid — noun A girl or young woman who milked the cows on a farm before milking machines were introduced in the 20th century …   Wiktionary

  • milkmaid — milk|maid [ˈmılkmeıd] n a woman in the past whose job was to get milk from cows on a farm …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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