Housemaid, Nursemaid, or Wet Nurse?
Housemaid = Female servant in a house, especially one who cleans rooms etc; domestic help.
- How did you know I wanted a housemaid?
- She lives in a modest looking house with a housemaid.
Nursemaid = Woman or girl employed to look after babies and small children.
- When I was a child, my nursemaid sang me lullabies whenever I was worried or afraid.
- She worked as a nursemaid to the family of a minister.
Wet Nurse = woman who cares for and breastfeeds other people’s babies as a job.
- The choosing of a wet nurse is a matter of great responsibility.
- She had to engage a wet nurse because she could not nurse the child herself.
- She had a wet nurse for the infant.