maid of all work


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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. She filled the same role here in the opera's 2006 "Pirates" and also sang in last year's "The Mikado."