Definition of House servant

1. Noun. A servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household.

Exact synonyms: Domestic, Domestic Help
Specialized synonyms: Ayah, Home Help, Housekeeper, Amah, Housemaid, Maid, Maidservant, Skivvy, Slavey
Generic synonyms: Retainer, Servant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of House Servant

house paint
house painter
house painting
house parties
house party
house physician
house plant
house plants
house points
house poor
house proud
house rat
house rats
house rule
house rules
house servant (current term)
house sitter
house snake
house sparrow
house spider
house staff
house style
house styles
house surgeon
house trailer
house wall
house walls
house warming
house warmings
house wine

Literary usage of House servant

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1. Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1898)
"... World-servants and House-servants A mother economically free, a world-servant instead of a house-servant; a mother knowing the world and living in it,— ..."

2. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"... but life was extinct. on the testimony of a house-servant, the nature of which does not appear to have been inquired into by the court ! ..."

3. Indian Wars of New England by Herbert Milton Sylvester (1910)
"by the house-servant, whose name was Hager, and is assumed by Parkman to have been colored; but upon what ground is not given. ..."

4. The Reader's Handbook of Allusions, References, Plots and Stories: With Two by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1880)
"... one of the house-servant« at Strawberry Hall. lieing stage-struck, ho inoculates his fellow-servants ..."

5. A Treatise on the Bankruptcy Law of the United States by Harold Remington (1915)
"'Workman' is possibly a wider phrase than 'operative,' and 'servant' is undoubtedly wider than 'house servant;' but the section is ..."

6. The Boy Travellers in Australasia: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey to by Thomas Wallace Knox (1889)
"INDIAN GIRL HOUSE-SERVANT IN FEEJEE. " How do the colonies obtain their laborers at present?" Fred asked. ..."

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