A woman or girl employed to do housework.
- A female servant attached to the non-servant quarter part of the house. (as opposed to a scullery maid.)
- (derogatory) a housewife.
(third-person singular simple present housemaids, present participle housemaiding, simple past and past participle housemaided)
- To be a housemaid.
- To wait on someone hand on foot, to watch them.
- After tea Sonya noticed a housemaid at Natasha's door timidly waiting to let her pass.
- It's that protege of yours, that sweet Princess Drubetskaya, that Anna Mikhaylovna whom I would not take for a housemaid... the infamous, vile woman!
- This was based on an old manuscript collection of poetry, rescued by Percy in Humphrey Pitt's house at Shifnal, Shropshire, from the hands of the housemaid who was about to light the fire with it.