Definition of parlourmaid in English:

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parlourmaid

Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːləmeɪd/

noun

historical
A maid employed to wait at table.
Example sentences
  • As our family grew we'd hired more servants so that now we had a parlourmaid, two housemaids, two kitchenmaids, a scullerymaid, Mrs. Benson, Mr. Richards and the cook.
  • Antoinette this is Brenda our parlourmaid, and Nellie our housemaid.
  • Liszt returned his attention to where Caroline was, but he saw not the girl, but an old parlourmaid of the queen.

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