maid of all work

maid of all work

n
1. (Professions) a maid who does all types of housework
2. a general factotum
References in classic literature ?
The last thing I do as maid of all work is to lug upstairs the clothes-basket which has just arrived with the mangling.
702-705 in which a tripod is valued at twelve oxen, and a good useful maid of all work at only four.
And it's the English text of the show that is the cornerstone for Anne Allgood, the Seattle singer who returns to Eugene to sing Ruth, the hard-of-hearing nurse and Piratical Maid of All Work.
92 Second Street -- Miss Lizzie and Bridget Sullivan, the Irish maid of all work.
Togo, Maid of All Work (1913); a number of detective stories; The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Jr.
She also performed in the national tour of "Urinetown," where she got to know two other singers appearing in Eugene's "Pirates" - Ann Allgood, who plays Ruth, "a Piratical Maid of all work," and Richard White, who plays the Pirate King.