hired girl

noun

Definition of hired girl

: a woman employed as a domestic specifically : one living in a farm household who helps around the house and performs light farm chores The use of girl to refer to an adult woman is now often considered offensive, whether on its own or as a part of a compound such as hired girl.

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“Hired girl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hired%20girl. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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