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

Word History

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of woman of the bedchamber was in 1706

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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 27 Mar. 2023.

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