Etymology
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handmaid (n.)

"female servant," c. 1300, from hand (n.) in the sense in close at hand + maid. Compare Old English handþegn "personal attendant" and the original sense of handsome.

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Definitions of handmaid

handmaid (n.)
in a subordinate position;
Synonyms: handmaiden / servant
handmaid (n.)
a personal maid or female attendant;
Synonyms: handmaiden
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