One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A maid who attended to the personal needs of her mistress.‘her great-grandmother had never dressed herself without the help of a lady's maid’
attendant, retainerView synonyms
- ‘In the upper left-hand corner a lady's maid hands her mistress a fan and a revolver to complete her attire.’
- ‘Realizing that ‘there was a lot more to being a lady's maid than I had thought ’, she learns that ‘there was slips and stays and shifts and hose and garters, petticoats and drawers’.’
- ‘Visiting valets and lady's maids know their place and take on the names of their employers.’
- ‘Mary Ann was a lady's maid and she married John on 14 September 1806.’
- ‘Gates thinks that she may have been Jane's replacement as lady's maid, serving the Wheeler household in 1856 and escaping the following year.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.