lady's maid


lady's maid
a maid who is a woman's personal attendant, as in dressing.
[1800-10]

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  • Lady's maid — Lady La dy (l[=a] d[y^]), n.; pl. {Ladies} (l[=a] d[i^]z). [OE. ladi, l[ae]fdi, AS. hl[=ae]fdige, hl[=ae]fdie; AS. hl[=a]f loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See {Loaf}, and cf. {Lord}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A woman who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lady's maid — ► NOUN chiefly historical ▪ a maid who attended to the personal needs of her mistress …   English terms dictionary

  • lady's maid — lady s ,maid noun count a woman in the past who was the personal servant of another woman …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Lady's maid — A lady s maid is a female personal attendant who waits on the lady of the house. The position is very similar to a gentleman s valet, who was the gentleman s version of the lady s maid and was (if the gentleman s personal assistant WAS female)… …   Wikipedia

  • lady's-maid — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: lady s maid : to serve or attend as a lady s maid : maid …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady's maid — noun a maid who is a lady s personal attendant • Hypernyms: ↑maid, ↑maidservant, ↑housemaid, ↑amah …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady's maid — /ˈleɪdiz meɪd/ (say laydeez mayd) noun a maid who is a lady s personal attendant in dressing, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • lady's maid — noun chiefly historical a maid who attended to the personal needs of her mistress …   English new terms dictionary

  • lady's maid — la′dy s maid′ n. a woman s personal attendant • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Lady — La dy (l[=a] d[y^]), n.; pl. {Ladies} (l[=a] d[i^]z). [OE. ladi, l[ae]fdi, AS. hl[=ae]fdige, hl[=ae]fdie; AS. hl[=a]f loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See {Loaf}, and cf. {Lord}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A woman who looks… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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