cook-general

cook-general

n, pl cooks-general
(Historical Terms) Brit (formerly, esp in the 1920s and '30s) a domestic servant who did cooking and housework
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DOMESTIC SERVANTS COOK-GENERAL Wanted, also Housemaid-Waitress, for boarding house.
Instead they worked in middle-class homes as solitary cook-generals, in effect being shadow housewives without any of the social, financial and emotional status that word might imply.