maid-in-waiting

noun
maid-in-wait·​ing | \ ˈmād-ᵊn-ˈwā-tiŋ How to pronounce maid-in-waiting (audio) \
plural maids-in-waiting\ ˈmādz-​ᵊn-​ˈwā-​tiŋ How to pronounce maid-in-waiting (audio) \

Definition of maid-in-waiting

: a young woman of a queen's or princess's household appointed to attend her

First Known Use of maid-in-waiting

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of maid-in-waiting was circa 1900

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“Maid-in-waiting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maid-in-waiting. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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