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handmaiden

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noun hand·maid·en \-ˌmā-dən\

Simple Definition of handmaiden

  • : a female servant or maid

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of handmaiden

  1. 1 :  a personal maid or female servant

  2. 2 :  something whose essential function is to serve or assist <criticism is not the enemy of art but rather its handmaiden — Gary Michael>

Examples of handmaiden in a sentence

  1. <the princess was intensely shy, and allowed only her handmaiden to enter her chambers>



13th Century

First Known Use of handmaiden

13th century

Variants of handmaiden

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