house servant

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: servant - a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the householdhouse servant - a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
ayah - (in India) a native nursemaid who looks after children
home help - a person hired to help in another's home (especially one employed by a local authority to help the infirm with domestic work)
housekeeper - a servant who is employed to perform domestic task in a household
housemaid, maid, maidservant, amah - a female domestic
servant, retainer - a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
skivvy, slavey - a female domestic servant who does all kinds of menial work
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As a young boy he was sent to Baltimore, to be a house servant, where he learned to read and write, with the assistance of his master's wife.
Dat man dat bought me ain't a bad man; he's good enough, as planters goes; en if he could 'a' had his way I'd 'a' be'n a house servant in his fambly en be'n comfortable: but his wife she was a Yank, en not right down good lookin', en she riz up agin me straight off; so den dey sent me out to de quarter
"I'll prove it to you," he announced, beckoning to the black New Hanover boy, a labor recruit, who served as cook and general house servant. "Hey, you, boy, you tell 'm one fella king come along me."
The servants brought out cushions and rugs and many other things; and when all were arranged master came down the steps carrying the mistress in his arms (I was on the side next to the house, and could see all that went on); he placed her carefully in the carriage, while the house servants stood round crying.
The hall was filled with knights and gentlewomen and house servants and men-at-arms.
hi!" cried the steward; "the house servants, with the carbines!"
And in the big house servants beyond remembering or counting.
My son works as a house servant with a family in Lahore.
NAB prosecutor told in court, 'His account had Rs7,450,000 which is way too much for just a house servant'.
Leader of the Opposition Akram Khan Durrani said a house servant could not be dismissed in the way the journalists were being sacked by their employers.
A house servant told the police that the fire broke out due to short-circuiting.