maid

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English[edit]

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Middle English mayde, maide, abbreviation of maiden.

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maid (plural maids)

  1. (dated or poetic) A girl or an unmarried young woman; maiden.
    Note - maid is often used in the common or species names of flowering plants.
  2. A female servant or cleaner (short for maidservant).
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 2, The Mirror and the Lamp[1]:
      She was a fat, round little woman, richly apparelled in velvet and lace, […]; and the way she laughed, cackling like a hen, the way she talked to the waiters and the maid, […]—all these unexpected phenomena impelled one to hysterical mirth, and made one class her with such immortally ludicrous types as Ally Sloper, the Widow Twankey, or Miss Moucher.
  3. (archaic) A virgin of either gender.

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Northern Sami[edit]

Adverb[edit]

maid

  1. also, too

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Noun[edit]

maid

  1. milk