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maidservant

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations, Household
maidservantmaid‧ser‧vant /ˈmeɪdˌsɜːvənt $ -ɜːr-/ noun [countable] old-fashioned 🔊 🔊 BODHa female servant
Examples from the Corpus
maidservantThe illegitimate son of a maidservant, Frank Roberts was born at Edinburgh in 1915.It was an everyday occurrence for the gentry to bed maidservants.He entered the house by the front door and was confronted by a flustered maidservant.The brief appearance of what may seem like an inconsequential maidservant may end up being the turning event of the story.But the temptation to intervene grew nevertheless, particularly as I saw things turning against the innocent maidservant.Thereupon a cackling, toothless old maidservant set aside the tray she was carrying and hobbled across to confront him.She had even formed friendships with the cook and the two maidservants.Hari knocked on the door and it was quickly opened by a young maidservant who looked her over in disdain.
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