servant (Gen. 16:1; Ruth 3:9; Luke 1:48). It is probable that Hagar was Sarah's personal attendant while she was in the house of Pharaoh, and was among those maid-servants whom Abram had brought from Egypt.
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Let flattery, the handmaid of vice, be far removed from friendship.
The little handmaid bubbled over with will-ing talk.