Definition of Parlormaid

1. Noun. A maid in a private home whose duties are to care for the parlor and the table and to answer the door.

Exact synonyms: Parlourmaid
Generic synonyms: Amah, Housemaid, Maid, Maidservant



Definition of Parlormaid

1. Noun. (American English) A maid who takes care of the parlor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parlormaid

parliamentary democracy
parliamentary law
parliamentary monarchy
parliamentary procedure
parliamentlike
parliaments
parlies
parling
parlor
parlor-game
parlor-games
parlor car
parlor game
parlor grand
parlor grand piano
parlormaid (current term)
parlormaids
parlors
parlour
parlour-game
parlour car
parlour game
parlour games
parlour grand
parlour grand piano
parlour skate
parlourmaid
parlourmaids
parlours
parlous

Literary usage of Parlormaid

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1. Chief Contemporary Dramatists: Twenty Plays from the Recent Drama of England by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1915)
"parlormaid. A Miss Thomas, m'm. ENID [raiting her head]. Thomas? ... [The parlormaid and FROST go out. ENID purring her lips, siit at the little table, ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1909)
"At the end of the month fourpence was due to the cook-general and a penny to the house-parlormaid. They were very rude about it, and actually refused to ..."

3. The Etiquette of New York To-day by Ellin Craven Learned (1906)
"The cleaning of the drawing-room and library, the care of lamps and bric-a-brac devolves on the parlormaid, who also superintends the cleaning of bedrooms. ..."

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