abigail

noun
ab·​i·​gail | \ ˈa-bə-ˌgāl How to pronounce abigail (audio) \

Definition of abigail

: a lady's personal maid

First Known Use of abigail

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abigail

Abigail, servant in The Scornful Lady, a play by Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher

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“Abigail.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abigail. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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