Synonyms and related words:
Eve, Frau, abigail, amah, archduchess, au pair girl, ayah, baroness, betweenmaid, biddy, chambermaid, chaperon, companion, cook, countess, dame, daughter of Eve, distaff, domina, donna, dowager, duchess, duenna, femme, femme de chambre, fille de chambre, frow, girl, grand duchess, handmaid, handmaiden, hired girl, housemaid, khanum, kitchenmaid, lady, lady-help, lady-in-waiting, lass, live-in maid, live-out maid, maid, maidservant, marchioness, margravine, matron, milady, noblewoman, nursemaid, parlormaid, peeress, scullery maid, servant girl, servitress, soubrette, squaw, tweeny, upstairs maid, viscountess, vrouw, wahine, waiting maid, weaker vessel, wench, woman

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  • gentlewoman —    This word is rarely used in modern English, ‘lady’ serving as the usual feminine form of ‘gentleman’. In former times the word was used of a woman of good birth and breeding, especially when she was an attendant on a lady of rank. ‘Call in my… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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  • gentlewoman — gentlewomanly, adj. /jen tl woom euhn/, n., pl. gentlewomen. 1. a woman of good family, breeding, or social position 2. a civilized, educated, sensitive, or well mannered woman; lady. 3. a woman who attends upon a lady of rank. 4. a female member …   Universalium

  • gentlewoman — [[t]ʤe̱nt(ə)lwʊmən[/t]] gentlewomen N COUNT A gentlewoman is a woman of high social standing, or a woman who is cultured, educated, and well mannered. [OLD FASHIONED] She decided to set up a training scheme for gentlewomen who aspired to be… …   English dictionary

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