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Waiting gentlewoman

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Waiting gentlewoman a woman who waits upon a person of rank.
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Usage

In literature:

The Edinburgh Reviewers have a waiting gentlewoman's ideas of 'Utilitarianism.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
I should have waited for Mr. Ferdinand to assist me, as befits a gentlewoman.
"The Prophet of Berkeley Square" by Robert Hichens
To see him shine so brisk, and smell so sweet, And talk so like a waiting gentlewoman.
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
When she first came to Acadia with Claude La Tour, an English gentlewoman gladly waited on her.
"The Lady of Fort St. John" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Tell me, Tom, what of a little maid who went from London as waiting gentlewoman to the lady.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
An old waiting gentlewoman.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
Know you a pretty, demure, waiting-gentlewoman, called Barbara?
"The Buccaneer" by Mrs. S. C. Hall
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