Definitions starting with H

ID #2239

house-girl

[cf. OED house of persons: employed in or about a house, e.g. house-servant] n. a maid or housekeeper: 1918 He had a pretty house-girl name Liza Dilly. Dis girl been wi him so long (Parsons 159), cf. HANDY-WOMAN (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-10-24 00:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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