Definition of maid in English:

maid

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Pronunciation: /meɪd
 
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noun

1A female domestic servant.
More example sentences
  • There, the pictures are in a large, empty house ... about 200 yards in length and the permanent inhabitants are a Housekeeper and two maids, and a carpenter who is in and out as required during the day.
  • An army of servants - maids, footmen, cooks and gardeners - made the luxurious lifestyle of the family possible.
  • Every room had maids and servants and butlers all cleaning and decorating his home.
Synonyms
female servant, maidservant, housemaid, parlourmaid, serving maid, lady's maid, chambermaid, maid-of-all-work, domestic, drudge, menial; help, cleaner, cleaning woman/lady, housekeeper, au pair; Indianamah, bai
British informal daily, skivvy, Mrs Mop
archaic abigail
2 archaic An unmarried girl or young woman.
More example sentences
  • Was this just Andrew's manner - no, but he certainly didn't flirt with the other maids and pretty girls he passed on the streets.
  • A young justice, the Governer of the town, saw the young maid and fell in love with her.
  • The young fifteen-year-old elven maid paraded from her father's cart to the Market streets.
2.1A virgin.
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  • On the eve of St Valentine, a number of young folk - maids and bachelors - would assemble together, and inscribe upon little billets the names of an equal number of maids and bachelors of their acquaintance, throw the whole into a receptacle of some sort, and then draw them lottery-wise - care, of course, being taken that each should draw one of the opposite sex.

Origin

Middle English: abbreviation of maiden.

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