maiden name

noun
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of maiden name

: the surname of a woman before she marries

Examples of maiden name in a Sentence

  1. After she divorced, she took back her maiden name.

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First Known Use of maiden name

1689


MAIDEN NAME Defined for English Language Learners

maiden name

noun

Definition of maiden name for English Language Learners

  • : a woman's family name before she is married


MAIDEN NAME Defined for Kids

maiden name

noun

Definition of maiden name for Students

: a woman's last name before she is married


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