handmaiden - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈhændˌmeɪd(ə)n/
singularhandmaiden
pluralhandmaidens
singularhandmaid
pluralhandmaids

or handmaid 

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/ˈhændˌmeɪd/

  1. 1
    old-fashioned a woman who is someone’s servant
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  2. 2
    literary something that supports something else that is more important