Kitchen maid (domestic worker)
In the hierarchy of a great house, the kitchen maid ranked below a cook and above a scullery maid. An experienced kitchen maid is an assistant cook; the position may be compared to that of a chef de partie in a professional kitchen.
An early meaning of "slut" was "kitchen maid or drudge" (c. 1450), a meaning retained as late as the 18th century.
Known kitchen maids
- Margaret Powell worked as a kitchen girl at the age of 15.
- "slut"; etymonline.com
- "Why downstairs HATED upstairs: The acerbic memoirs of a Twenties maid reveal what domestic staff REALLY thought of their masters". Daily Mail. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2015.