menservants


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men·ser·vants

 (mĕn′sûr′vənts)
n.
Plural of manservant.
Translations

menservants

[ˈmensɜːrvənts] npl of manservantmen's room n (mainly US) (= toilets) the men's room → les toilettes fpl pour hommes
References in classic literature ?
M'Leod, while tall menservants and maidservants took away the tennis and tea things.
And he will take your menservants and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
This, indeed, is the story of the Great Trek, which, with its ambitions of founding an Afrikaner nation living in unity under God in an idyllic promised land, also runs aground when this land turns out not to be an empty Edenic expanse but populated by the Bantu tribes of the interior, who had to be bloodily subjugated before they found new roles as menservants working the Afrikaner fields.
Many argued that menservants, particularly footmen, were a luxury and should be taxed, but that maidservants did essential work and were retained not just by the elite but by the poor.