milkmaid


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milk·maid

 (mĭlk′mād′)
n.
A girl or woman who milks cows.

milkmaid

(ˈmɪlkˌmeɪd)
n
(Agriculture) a girl or woman who milks cows

milk•maid

(ˈmɪlkˌmeɪd)

n.
a dairymaid.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.milkmaid - a woman who works in a dairymilkmaid - a woman who works in a dairy  
farm worker, farmhand, field hand, fieldhand - a hired hand on a farm
Translations
حالِبَه، عامِلَه في ملْبَنَه
dojička
malkepige
karjakko
muzilja
fejõlány
mjaltakona
dojička
süt sağan kadın

milkmaid

[ˈmɪlkmeɪd] Nlechera f

milk

(milk) noun
a white liquid produced by female mammals as food for their young. The commonest source of milk is the cow.
verb
to obtain milk from. The farmer milks his cows each day.
ˈmilky adjective
1. containing milk. milky coffee.
2. like milk in appearance. A milky substance.
ˈmilkiness noun
ˈmilkmaid noun
formerly, a woman employed to milk cows by hand.
ˈmilkman noun
a man who delivers milk.
ˈmilkshake noun
a drink made by shaking up milk and a particular flavouring. I'd like a chocolate/strawberry milkshake.
milk tooth
one of the first set of a baby's teeth. The child's milk teeth started to come out when he was six years old.
the Milky Way (also the Galaxy)
a huge collection of stars stretching across the sky.
References in classic literature ?
On she went at the quiet pace of a cow going homeward to the barn yard; and, every moment, Cadmus expected to see a milkmaid approaching with a pail, or a herdsman running to head the stray animal, and turn her back towards the pasture.
They began walking through the country of the china people, and the first thing they came to was a china milkmaid milking a china cow.
Dorothy was shocked to see that the cow had broken her leg off, and that the pail was lying in several small pieces, while the poor milkmaid had a nick in her left elbow.
But the pretty milkmaid was much too vexed to make any answer.
There were milkmaids and shepherdesses, with brightly colored bodices and golden spots all over their gowns; and princesses with most gorgeous frocks of silver and gold and purple; and shepherds dressed in knee breeches with pink and yellow and blue stripes down them, and golden buckles on their shoes; and princes with jeweled crowns upon their heads, wearing ermine robes and satin doublets; and funny clowns in ruffled gowns, with round red spots upon their cheeks and tall, pointed caps.
At last, one day in early May, a letter reached her from a former friend of her mother's, to whom she had addressed inquiries long before--a person whom she had never seen--that a skilful milkmaid was required at a dairy-house many miles to the southward, and that the dairyman would be glad to have her for the summer months.
He'd say it was so paintable, but I'm terribly matter of fact nowadays, and I shan't be happy till you're as pink and white as a milkmaid.
The air grew full of silence, the birds twittered sleepily, and from afar came, faint and clear, the musical song of the milkmaid calling the kine home to the milking.
A milkmaid turned her pail upside down and hid in it.
Patty the Milkmaid was going to market carrying her milk in a Pail on her head.
Alec kept her from turning to stare at the new milkmaid, who objected to both these proceedings very much.
The gingerbread figures are all gone, and so are those Dutch wooden milkmaids, and most of our other playthings.