handmaid definition

  • noun:
    • a lady attendant or servant.
    • A Thing That accompanies or is attendant on another: "the standard idea that federal government ended up being the handmaiden of business” ( Doris Kearns Goodwin).
    • A maid that delays at hand; a female servant or attendant.
    • A maid that delays available; a lady servant or attendant.
    • One thing or someone providing in a subordinate place.
    • A female servant or personal attendant; women assistant: often made use of figuratively.
    • in a subordinate place
    • an individual housemaid or female attendant

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