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housemaid

Syllabification: house·maid
Pronunciation: /ˈhousˌmād
 
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Definition of housemaid in English:

noun

A female domestic employee, especially one who cleans reception rooms and bedrooms.
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.
  • A domestic helper, housemaid or simply ‘maid’ can be a welcome relief from the daily household chores.
  • Mrs. Williams responded meekly enough but I was sure the moment I was gone the kitchen maids and housemaids would be treated to a rant.

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