Part of speech: noun

A girl employed in housework.

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Usage examples "housemaid":

  1. I winced at the thought of my story being ruined by a housemaid. - "The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories", Rudyard Kipling.
  2. The housemaid gave utterance to the same sentiments in language more violent. - "A Little Dinner at Timmins's", William Makepeace Thackeray.
  3. " I think Mr. Fritz was mistaken, when he told you she had never left her room," said the housemaid. - "Jezebel's Daughter", Wilkie Collins.