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 Dictionary entry overview: What does handmaiden mean? 

  The noun HANDMAIDEN has 2 senses:

1. in a subordinate position
2. a personal maid or female attendant

  Familiarity information: HANDMAIDEN used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1handmaiden [BACK TO TOP]


In a subordinate position

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


handmaid; handmaiden; servant

Context examples:

theology should be the handmaiden of ethics / the state cannot be a servant of the church

Hypernyms ("handmaiden" is a kind of...):

subordinateness; subsidiarity (secondary importance)

Sense 2handmaiden [BACK TO TOP]


A personal maid or female attendant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


handmaid; handmaiden

Hypernyms ("handmaiden" is a kind of...):

amah; housemaid; maid; maidservant (a female domestic)

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