Meaning of “handmaiden” in the English Dictionary


"handmaiden" in English

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handmaidennoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhændˌmeɪ.dən/ us /ˈhændˌmeɪ.dən/

also handmaid old use a female servant

formal something, such as an idea, that helps and supports something else:

Technique is the handmaiden of art.

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