Definition of chambermaid in US English:

chambermaid

noun

  • A maid who cleans bedrooms and bathrooms, especially in a hotel.

    • ‘Women worked as hotel chambermaids, housekeepers, babysitters, factory and fast-food workers, and nursing home aids.’
    • ‘Wilma worked for the Best Western hotel as a chambermaid.’
    • ‘Okwe has a tentative relationship with Senay, a Turkish refugee who works as a chambermaid at the same hotel in violation of her status.’
    • ‘The two peasant girls whom the hero simultaneously seduces here become hotel chambermaids.’
    • ‘I was a chambermaid in a German hotel on the Baltic Sea.’
    • ‘She worked in a hotel, starting as a chambermaid, but she ended up as receptionist and basically running it.’
    • ‘Controversy erupts between George and Jerry over whether Lupe, the chambermaid at their hotel, should tuck or untuck the sheets on their beds.’
    • ‘She started as a chambermaid at the hotel four years ago, after working at the Elmbank Hotel for 13 years.’
    • ‘A receptionist at the Hotel, said one of the hotel chambermaids was opening a window when she saw the car go over the cliff.’
    • ‘She works days as a chambermaid at a local hotel and at night lies awake fearing the sound of his tread.’
    • ‘When the chambermaid returned to take her plate, Lady Anna entered with her.’
    • ‘She did not look like a chambermaid, but a young lady taking a ride alone in the woods.’
    • ‘She wore heavy silver jewelry and had an aristocratic sneer (or so the two gossiping chambermaids whispered among themselves).’
    • ‘They grumbled unhappily, tripping over the hems of their deep lavender gowns marking them as chambermaids, and remained blissfully unaware.’
    • ‘‘The language skills required by a hotel receptionist will be different to those required by a chambermaid,’ he said.’
    • ‘Two chambermaids, each with a handful of laundry, stepped from an adjoining hallway.’
    • ‘So when she heard a knock on her hotel door she just presumed that it was a chambermaid, she certainly didn't expect to see a strange woman wearing a dark tailored suit and a look of total amazement.’
    • ‘So there she was, dressed in an ivory silk slip dress and black silk slipper shoes with her red hair gone and her orange eyes hazed over with anger, pain and sorrow, being walked to the temple with only the three silent chambermaids as company.’
    • ‘Eventually Joseph falls in love with Fanny, a milkmaid, becomes footman to Sir Thomas and Lady Booby, and, together with Mrs Slipslop the chambermaid, attends them for their season in London.’
    • ‘While chambermaids set to work with trolleys laden with clean sheets and cleaning materials, Anita embarks on her rigorous checks.’
    female servant, maidservant, housemaid, parlourmaid, serving maid, lady's maid, maid-of-all-work, domestic, drudge, menial
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Pronunciation

chambermaid

/ˈtʃeɪmbərˌmeɪd//ˈCHāmbərˌmād/