manservant

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man +‎ servant

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manservant (plural menservants)

  1. A male servant.
    I asked my manservant to attend to the washing and cleaning.
    1611 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. Deuteronomy 5:12-13 KJV

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