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old maid

noun

: a woman who has never been married and who is no longer young

Full Definition of OLD MAID

1
:  spinster 3
2
:  a prim fussy person <he was a real old maid about burning rubbish — R. C. Ruark>
3
:  a simple card game in which cards are matched in pairs and the player holding the unmatched card at the end loses
old–maid·ish \ˈōl(d)-ˈmā-dish\ adjective
old–maid·ish·ness \-nəs\ noun

Examples of OLD MAID

  1. In my generation, you were considered an old maid at 25.

First Known Use of OLD MAID

circa 1530
OLD MAID Defined for Kids

old maid

noun

Definition of OLD MAID for Kids

1
:  an elderly unmarried woman
2
:  a very neat fussy person
3
:  a card game in which cards are matched in pairs and the player holding the extra queen at the end loses

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