Domestic


The word domestic implies everything that is related to a house, dwelling, home or dwelling. The entry “domestic” comes from the Latin “domus” meaning “house”. Domestic is also called the person or individual who is in charge of the work of a house that is not his own and for this service he is paid a certain amount of money. In other words, the domestic is a household employee who is also called a servant and who is mostly female, also known as a maid, maid or servant, this person provides domestic services in exchange for money; and that sometimes she lives in the house where she provides these services.

All this domestic work carried out by these maids or servants includes all those tasks or household chores such as: cooking for their employers, cleaning the house, washing and caring for clothes and shoes, caring for children and the elderly and perhaps even cleaning them, shopping for the home, among other tasks. Throughout history, domestic work has been related to slavery, colonialism and other forms of servitude; and today it is a phenomenon that is related to the hierarchy of races, the ethnic origin of people, nationality, etc.

On the other hand, the term “domestic animal” is attributed to the animal that is raised and lives near or with the company of the human being; These animals are those that man has been able to breed, adapt or domesticate, often for his own benefit, either as food as in the case of cows, hens, rabbits, chickens, etc.; as a company that includes dogs and cats; as transport, horses, mules; among other cases.

Finally in cycling, domestic is also called the runner who helps the team’s main cyclist during a race.