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housemaid

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noun house·maid \ˈhau̇s-ˌmād\

Simple Definition of housemaid

  • : a female servant who does cleaning, laundry, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of housemaid

  1. :  a girl or woman who is a servant employed to do housework

Examples of housemaid in a sentence

  1. <scrubbing the floors invariably fell to the lowliest housemaid>



Circa 1694

First Known Use of housemaid

circa 1694


HOUSEMAID Defined for Kids

housemaid

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noun house·maid \ˈhau̇s-ˌmād\

Definition of housemaid for Students

  1. :  a woman or girl hired to do housework





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