woman of the bedchamber

Definition of woman of the bedchamber

: one of a group of ladies of noble family attendant on a British queen or princess and ranking below those bearing the title lady of the bedchamber but having similar duties

called also bedchamber woman

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First Known Use of woman of the bedchamber

1706, in the meaning defined above

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“Woman of the bedchamber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woman%20of%20the%20bedchamber. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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