chambermaid

noun

cham·​ber·​maid ˈchām-bər-ˌmād How to pronounce chambermaid (audio)
: a maid who makes beds and does general cleaning of bedrooms (as in a hotel)

Examples of chambermaid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, the rakish Airk is making time with Dove (Ellie Bamber), a chambermaid ensnared in a messy, upstairs-downstairs love affair, as television chambermaids so often are. Joshua Alston, Variety, 30 Nov. 2022 This month, a clip went viral showing Sineenat outside the Grand Palace after the ceremonial changing of garments of the Emerald Buddha statue, bending down to accept paper tissues from a well-wisher, then tucking the unused tissue neatly back in the box like an earnest chambermaid. Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2020 Marc Maron was cast as a motel manager who sees something in Leslie and hires her as a chambermaid. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2023 Meanwhile, the rakish Airk is making time with Dove (Ellie Bamber), a chambermaid ensnared in a messy, upstairs-downstairs love affair, as television chambermaids so often are. Joshua Alston, Variety, 30 Nov. 2022 His father left school to become a butcher’s boy; his mother worked as a chambermaid. Adam Begley, The Atlantic, 9 Sep. 2022 That chambermaid is one of the ghosts between the lines of Mara’s story. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Apr. 2022 During her time working as a chambermaid at a Venetian hotel in 1981, Calle took photographs of the rooms she was assigned to clean. Claire Messud, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chambermaid was in 1578

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“Chambermaid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chambermaid. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

chambermaid

noun
cham·​ber·​maid ˈchām-bər-ˌmād How to pronounce chambermaid (audio)
: a maid who takes care of bedrooms (as in a hotel)
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