housemaid's knee

noun

Definition of housemaid's knee

  1. :  a swelling over the knee due to an enlargement of the bursa in the front of the patella

Origin and Etymology of housemaid's knee

from its occurrence among women who work a great deal on their knees


First Known Use: 1824


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housemaid's knee

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noun house·maid's knee \ˈhau̇-ˌsmādz-\

Medical Definition of housemaid's knee

  1. :  a swelling over the knee due to an enlargement of the bursa in the front of the patella

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