A Dictionary of the English Language
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Dairymaid

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Da'irymaid. n.s. [dairy and maid.] The woman servant whose business is to manage the milk.

The poorest of the sex have still an itch,
To know their fortunes, equal to the rich:
The dairymaid enquires if she shall take
The trusty taylor, and the cook forsake.
Dryden's Juvenal.

Come up quickly, or we shall conclude that thou art in love with one of sir Roger's dairymaids. Addison's Spectator.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Dryden, John (788)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Dairymaid." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9892.


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