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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