Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun handmaid

2 senses of handmaid

Sense 1
handmaid, handmaiden, servant -- (in a subordinate position; "theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of the church")
       => subordinateness, subsidiarity -- (secondary importance)

Sense 2
handmaid, handmaiden -- (a personal maid or female attendant)
       => maid, maidservant, housemaid, amah -- (a female domestic)

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