maid-in-waiting

noun maid-in-wait·ing \ ˈmād-ᵊn-ˈwā-tiŋ \

Definition of maid-in-waiting

plural maids-in-waiting play \ˈmādz-ᵊn-\
:a young woman of a queen's or princess's household appointed to attend her

First Known Use of maid-in-waiting

circa 1900



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