low social rank

DeuxExpats

Senior Member
American English
Hello everyone,

I am trying to say "of low social rank," to refer to "une chambrière" in the 16th century.

I want to say that La chambrière est "de bas rang social" - but I'm not sure. Any suggestions?
 
  • lisathebest

    Member
    French
    I'd never heard "chambrière" before, I guess it's an old word we don't really use anymore. Nowadays we would say "femme de chambre" or "servante", but you probably know that !

    I would suggest :

    La chambrière est de rang social médiocre.
    La chambrière est une fille de rien. (but this one has a double meaning : it can also imply that she is promiscuous)
     
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