maid

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noun \ˈmād\

Definition of maid

  1. 1 :  an unmarried girl or woman especially when young :  virgin

  2. 2a :  maidservantb :  a woman or girl employed to do domestic work

Examples of maid in a Sentence

  1. She hired a maid to do the cleaning.

  2. hired a maid to do the housework after the baby was born

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Origin and Etymology of maid

Middle English maide, short for maiden


First Known Use: 13th century


MAID Defined for English Language Learners

maid

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noun

Definition of maid for English Language Learners

  • : a female servant; especially : a woman or girl who does cleaning work in a house or hotel

  • : a girl or woman who is not married


MAID Defined for Kids

maid

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noun \ˈmād\

Definition of maid for Students

  1. 1 :  1maiden

  2. 2 :  a female servant



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