housemaid

noun house·maid \ ˈhau̇s-ˌmād \
|Updated on: 26 Jul 2018

Definition of housemaid

: 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

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First Known Use of housemaid

1673

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HOUSEMAID Defined for English Language Learners

housemaid

Definition of housemaid for English Language Learners

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


HOUSEMAID Defined for Kids

housemaid

noun house·maid \ ˈhau̇s-ˌmād \

Definition of housemaid for Students

: a woman or girl hired to do housework


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