bedder

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

bed +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

bedder (plural bedders)

  1. Agent noun of bed; one who beds.
  2. (Britain) A bedmaker; a maid; a college servant, generally female, cleaning rooms in Cambridge University (compare: college porter and gyp), somewhat similar to an Oxford University scout[1].[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bedders, Bulldogs and Bedells: A Cambridge Glossary" By Frank Stubbings,Cambridge University Press,1995
  2. ^ "Upstairs, downstairs: college servants 1919-1939", http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/archive-centre/archive-month/may-2010.html

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