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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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.

Source : WordNet®

     n : a female domestic [syn: {maid}, {maidservant}, {amah}]
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