maid-in-waiting

noun
maid-in-wait·ing | \ˈmād-ᵊn-ˈwā-tiŋ \
plural maids-in-waiting\ˈmādz-ᵊn- \

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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