abigail

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词源[编辑]

源自人名Abigail,17世纪初的剧作《The Scornful Lady》中一位女侍者的名字。

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名词[编辑]

abigail(复数 abigails

  1. (弃用) 女仆侍女丫头 [17世纪中期-19世纪][1]
    • 1749,Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, 页号415:
      It was therefore concluded that the Abigails should, by turns, relieve each other on one of his lordship’s horses, which was presently equipped with a side-saddle for that purpose.
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    • 1847,Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre:
      In the servants’ hall two coachmen and three gentlemen’s gentlemen stood or sat round the fire; the abigails, I suppose, were upstairs with their mistresses; the new servants, that had been hired from Millcote, were bustling about everywhere.
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参考资料[编辑]

  1. Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abigail”, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th版, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, 页4