domestic help

domestic help
person who is paid to help in the running of a home, domestic servant (i.e. a maid, cook, nanny)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • domestic help — /dəˌmɛstɪk ˈhɛlp/ (say duh.mestik help) noun 1. a person hired to provide assistance in the house, especially with cleaning. 2. the assistance provided. –domestic helper, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • domestic help — noun a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household • Syn: ↑domestic, ↑house servant • Hypernyms: ↑servant, ↑retainer • Hyponyms: ↑ayah, ↑home h …   Useful english dictionary

  • domestic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to a home or family affairs or relations. 2) of or for use in the home. 3) fond of family life and running a home. 4) (of an animal) tame and kept by humans. 5) existing or occurring within a country; not foreign. ► NOUN… …   English terms dictionary

  • domestic — do|mes|tic1 W2 [dəˈmestık] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: domestique, from Latin domesticus, from domus house ] 1.) relating to or happening in one particular country and not involving any other countries domestic market/economy/demand… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • domestic — [[t]dəme̱stɪk[/t]] ♦♦ domestics 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Domestic political activities, events, and situations happen or exist within one particular country. → See also gross domestic product ...over 100 domestic flights a day to 15 UK destinations.… …   English dictionary

  • help — I n. 1) to give, offer, provide help 2) to call for, seek help 3) a big, great help (she was a big help to us) 4) domestic help 5) (BE) a home help 6) of help to (she was of great help to us) 7) (misc.) help wanted (as in a newspaper… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • domestic —    a servant in the home    A shortened form of domestic servant or domestic help:     We used to call them servants. Now we call them domestic help. (Chandler, 1953 and now we call them domestics, but not to their face) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • help — help1 [ help ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to give someone support or information so that they can do something more easily: If you are finding that difficult I could help you. Mary was anxious to help. help someone (to) do something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • help — I UK [help] / US verb Word forms help : present tense I/you/we/they help he/she/it helps present participle helping past tense helped past participle helped *** Get it right: help: The verb help is not used with the ing form of another verb. It… …   English dictionary

  • domestic — 1. adjective 1) domestic commitments Syn: family, home, household 2) she was not at all domestic Syn: stay at home, home loving, homey, housewifely; humorous domesticated 3) small domestic animals …   Thesaurus of popular words

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