Definition of House servant
1. Noun. A servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household.
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
Literary usage of House servant
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."