\ ˈmād How to pronounce maid (audio) \

Definition of maid

1 : an unmarried girl or woman especially when young : virgin
b : a woman or girl employed to do domestic work

Examples of maid in a Sentence

She hired a maid to do the cleaning. hired a maid to do the housework after the baby was born
Recent Examples on the Web But not unusual—their methods would be familiar to any custodian, housekeeper, store clerk, or hotel maid. Glamour, 29 Apr. 2022 Luke and Owen Wilson star as friends who plan to pull off a bunch of heists before joining the gang of a criminal landscaper (James Caan) until one of them falls in love with a hotel maid. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2021 The brothers are sons of the wealthy owner of a North Shore maid service, Kulas Maids, and attended Lake Forest High School. Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune, 26 Apr. 2022 His wife is in a maid outfit, and his mom is dressed as a drug lord. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 26 Apr. 2022 But then, egged on by her maid Manthara, Kaikeyi abruptly changes her mind and calls in two boons owed her by the king. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2022 Suddenly, Aunt Jocasta's maid Mary runs up, begging for Lord John's help in town. Lincee Ray,, 4 Apr. 2022 In in Merrillville, where she'd been promoted from being a maid. Staff, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Apr. 2022 Inn in Merrillville, Indiana, where she'd been promoted after previously working as a maid. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of maid

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for maid

Middle English maide, short for maiden

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“Maid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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\ ˈmād How to pronounce maid (audio) \

Kids Definition of maid

2 : a female servant

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