Definition of maid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//meɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//meɪd//
    Hotel people
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  1. 1(often in compounds) a female servant in a house or hotel There is a maid to do the housework. The maid was changing the sheets when we got back to our room. She was a lady’s maid to Lady Fleetham. see also barmaid, chambermaid, dairymaid, housemaid, milkmaid, nursemaid See related entries: Hotel people
  2. 2(old use) a young woman who is not married see also old maid
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: abbreviation of maiden.
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