1. [syn: maid, maidservant, housemaid, amah]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Housemaid \House"maid`\, n.
A female servant employed to do housework, esp. to take care
of the rooms.
Housemaid's knee (Med.), a swelling over the knee, due to
an enlargement of the bursa in the front of the kneepan;
-- so called because frequently occurring in servant girls
who work upon their knees.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a female domestic [syn: maid, maidservant, housemaid,