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noun 
  1. A house servant; a maid.
    • Mary Romero, Maid in the U.S.A. - New standards of cleanliness increased the workload for s.
      1. A domestic dispute, whether verbal or violent
    • 2005: Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence in Whatcom County (read on the Whatcom County website athttp://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/boards/dv_whatcom042505.pdf on 20 May 2006) - The number of "verbal s" (where law enforcement determines that no assault has occurred and where no arrest is made), decreased significantly.
adjective 
  1. Of or related to the home
    • 1994: George Whitmore, Getting Rid of Robert in Violet Quill - "Dan"s not as as you," I commented rather nastily.
      1. Of or related to activities normally associated with the home, wherever they actually occur
    • See, for example, domestic violence, violence, domestic hot water, hot water
      1. (Of a domesticated animal) kept by someone, for example as a farm animal or a pet.
    • 1890: US Bureau of Animal Industry, Annual report v 6/7, 1889/90 - It shall be the duty of any owner or person in charge of any animal or animals.
      1. Internal to a specific country
    • 1996 Robert O. Keohane, Helen V. Milner, Internationalization and Domestic Politics - The proportion of international economic flows relative to ones.
Etymology: Latin domesticus < Latin domus (house, home)


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