Meaning of “chambermaid” in the English Dictionary

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"chambermaid" in British English

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chambermaidnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃeɪm.bə.meɪd/ us /ˈtʃeɪm.bɚ.meɪd/

Examples from literature

  • No one but the waiter and the chambermaid who comes in to clean the apartment, ever comes that way. 
  • The chambermaid closed the door. 
  • The cockney chambermaid came with her jug of hot water and wished me "a merry Christmas." 
  • The early morning cup of tea, brought at eight by a dainty chambermaid in cap and starched blue dress, supplied the need quite nicely. 
  • The matter was not put to the test—perhaps fortunately—for at that moment there was a sharp tap at the door, which opened to admit a chambermaid who seemed the last word in frills and smartness. 

(Definition of “chambermaid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)