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house·maid

 (hous′mād′)
n.
A woman or girl employed to do housework.
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housemaid

(ˈhaʊsˌmeɪd)
n
a girl or woman employed to do housework, esp one who is resident in the household
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house•maid

(ˈhaʊsˌmeɪd)

n.
a female servant employed in a home to do housework.
[1685–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.housemaid - a female domestichousemaid - a female domestic      
chambermaid, fille de chambre - a maid who is employed to clean and care for bedrooms (now primarily in hotels)
domestic, domestic help, house servant - a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
handmaid, handmaiden - a personal maid or female attendant
lady's maid - a maid who is a lady's personal attendant
parlormaid, parlourmaid - a maid in a private home whose duties are to care for the parlor and the table and to answer the door
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Translations
asistenta doméstica

housemaid

[ˈhaʊsmeɪd] Ncriada f
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housemaid

[ˈhaʊsmeɪd] ndomestique f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

housemaid

[ˈhaʊsˌmeɪd] ncameriera, domestica
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
I plodded conscientiously through the twenty-six letters, and the only malady I could conclude I had not got was housemaid's knee.
Yes, I blush to admit it, my First Love was a housemaid. So was she known on this dull earth of ours, but in heaven--in the heaven of my imagination, at all events--she was, of course, a goddess.
'And leave off his evil ways, and set up in the chandlery line arterwards,' said the housemaid.
"The Court and the jury," said his lordship, "wish distinctly to understand the object of your cross-examination of the housemaid and the nurse.
Giles sat with his legs stretched out before the kitchen fender, leaning his left arm on the table, while, with his right, he illustrated a circumstantial and minute account of the robbery, to which his bearers (but especially the cook and housemaid, who were of the party) listened with breathless interest.
The person here mentioned as Rosanna was our second housemaid. Having a kind of pity for our second housemaid (why, you shall presently know), and seeing in Nancy's face, that she would fetch her fellow-servant in with more hard words than might be needful under the circumstances, it struck me that I had nothing particular to do, and that I might as well fetch Rosanna myself; giving her a hint to be punctual in future, which I knew she would take kindly from ME.
"The other young ladies are as busy as bees, miss," the housemaid explained.
The cook looked at the housemaid, the housemaid looked knowingly at the footman--the awful kitchen inquisition which sits in judgement in every house and knows everything--sat on Rebecca at that moment.
There was a girl to do housemaid's work when I got there.
But the housemaid, too, served her term as model when Edna perceived that the young woman's back and shoulders were molded on classic lines, and that her hair, loosened from its confining cap, became an inspiration.
Confined again to my room, I contrived to write to Mary, and to slip my note into the willing hand of the housemaid who attended on me.
They were now on the second floor, and the appearance of a housemaid prevented any farther conversation.