parlourmaid

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parlourmaid

(ˈpɑːləmeɪd)
n
a female servant in a private home who serves at the table, keeps the house clean and answers the door to guests
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Noun1.parlourmaid - a maid in a private home whose duties are to care for the parlor and the table and to answer the door
housemaid, maid, maidservant, amah - a female domestic
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parlourmaid

parlormaid (US) [ˈpɑːləmeɪd] Ncamarera f
References in classic literature ?
A parlourmaid entered with tea, a few minutes later, and Granet moved to his hostess' side upon the sofa.
the lady doesn't answer `Yes; the butler, the three footmen, the parlourmaid, and so on,' though the parlourmaid may be in the room, or the butler behind her chair.
Then catching sight of Dorcas, the parlourmaid, going into the dining-room, she called to her to bring some stamps into the boudoir.