handmaiden


hand·maid·en

noun \-ˌmā-dən\

: a female servant or maid

Full Definition of HANDMAIDEN

1
:  a personal maid or female servant
2
:  something whose essential function is to serve or assist <criticism is not the enemy of art but rather its handmaiden — Gary Michael>

Variants of HANDMAIDEN

hand·maid·en also hand·maid \-ˌmād\

Examples of HANDMAIDEN

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

First Known Use of HANDMAIDEN

13th century

Rhymes with HANDMAIDEN

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