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Scullery maid

Definition of the noun Scullery maid

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noun

  1. (formerly, in large houses) A domestic servant, of lowest status, whose job is to wash dishes and do other menial chores.
    • coordinate terms: cook

Characters

  1. Scullery Maid is a fictional character from the 1963 film The Sword in the Stone.
  2. Scullery Maid is a fictional character from the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love.

Miscellanea

Scullery maid: In great houses, scullery maids were the lowest-ranked and often the youngest of the female servants and acted as assistant to a kitchen maid. The scullery maid reported to the cook or chef. Along with the junior kitchen-maid, the scullery maid did not eat at the communal servants' dining hall table, but in the kitchen in order to keep an eye on the food that was still cooking. Duties included the most physical and demanding tasks in the kitchen, such as cleaning and scouring the floor, stoves, sinks, pots and dishes. After scouring the plates in the scullery, she would leave them on racks to dry. The scullery maid also assisted in cleaning vegetables, plucking fowl, and scaling fish.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Etiquette (1901)

What to Write, what to Wear, what to Do, what to Say : a Book of Manners for Everyday Use by Emily Holt

The terms upstairs girl, nurse girl, and dining-room girl are to be avoided ; and preference given to chamber maid, nurse maid, waitress, ladies' maid and scullery maid, to describe properly and accurately all these feminine domestics. Where a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Family History (2017)

The Genealogists' ABC by Jonathan Scott

There were some highly defined roles – from scullion (scullery maid), tweenie ( maid who worked 'between the stairs') to 'necessary woman' (cleaner of chamber pots). Family or estate papers may be your best chance for finding out more ...

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Small photo of Williamsburg, Virginia, USA - 6/21/2009: A woman dressed period clothing as a scullery maid, in Williamsburg.Small photo of Williamsburg, Virginia, USA - 6/21/2009: A woman cleaning a floor in a home in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is dressed period clothing as a scullery maid.Small photo of Williamsburg, Virginia, USA - 6/21/2009: A woman dressed period clothing as a scullery maid, in Colonial Williamsburg. More...

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