• (America) IPA: /ˈhændˌmeɪd/

handmaid (plural handmaids)

  1. A maid that waits at hand; a female servant or attendant.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Acts 2:18 ↗:
      And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

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