cham·​ber·​maid | \ ˈchām-bər-ˌmād How to pronounce chambermaid (audio) \

Definition of chambermaid

: a maid who makes beds and does general cleaning of bedrooms (as in a hotel)

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Recent Examples on the Web The son of a French slave-owner and merchant sailor in Haiti and his mistress, a Creole chambermaid believed to have been a slave, the artist was raised in France. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: Remembering the man whose landmark 1976 exhibition insisted: Black art matters," 7 Apr. 2020 Marina was an immigrant from Russia who was now working as a chambermaid at t he Alexandria Hotel — where coincidentally D.W. Griffith also first landed. Lynell George, Los Angeles Times, "These stories explain L.A.'s dazzling rise," 7 Sep. 2019 Jelani Pitcher plays King; Shadana Patterson is the chambermaid. Myrna Petlicki,, "'The Mountaintop' imagines conversation between Martin Luther King, hotel maid," 4 June 2019 Audubon was born in the French colony of Les Cayes in what is now Haiti, the product of his father’s dalliance with a chambermaid. Jessica Gelt,, "The $8 million Audubon book about birds, and the amazing story behind it," 31 May 2018 In the event that the clean and naked combo isn’t clear to potential customers, the hotel created a cute video showing a chambermaid in headphones dancing about cleaning the room and washing all the bedding. Christopher Muther,, "Boston’s newest hotel dares you to go bare," 21 Mar. 2018 Sure, a pumpkin turns into a carriage and the chambermaid becomes a princess until midnight. Donna Freedman, Alaska Dispatch News, "A heroine – and prince – worth rooting for in ‘Cinderella’ musical opening this week in Anchorage," 19 Oct. 2017 Besides Valentino, there’s also the chambermaid, Esmeralda (Yaite Ruiz, maternal), who keeps an eye out for Mike’s well-being. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, "'All You Can Eat Buddha': Film Review | TIFF 2017," 18 Sep. 2017 The siblings were paid wages near the very highest rate in the city for a chef de cuisine and chambermaid. Annette Gordon-reed, New York Times, "Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson and the Ways We Talk About Our Past," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of chambermaid

1578, in the meaning defined above

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“Chambermaid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of chambermaid

: a woman who cleans bedrooms in hotels


cham·​ber·​maid | \ ˈchām-bər-ˌmād How to pronounce chambermaid (audio) \

Kids Definition of chambermaid

: a maid who takes care of bedrooms (as in a hotel)

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