meter maid

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meter maid (plural meter maids)

  1. A female meter attendant: a female public servant tasked with enforcing the use of parking meters.
  2. (derogatory) A meter attendant of either gender.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is frequently taken as derogatory, even when used in reference to a woman. A more neutral term is meter attendant, which is the term found in the United States Department of Labor Dictionary of Occupational Titles.