maidenhead

noun
maid·​en·​head | \ ˈmā-dᵊn-ˌhed How to pronounce maidenhead (audio) \

Definition of maidenhead

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the quality or state of being a maiden : virginity
2 : hymen

Maidenhead

geographical name
Maid·​en·​head | \ ˈmā-dᵊn-ˌhed How to pronounce Maidenhead (audio) \

Definition of Maidenhead (Entry 2 of 2)

town in Berkshire, southern England, on the Thames River west of London population 63,500

First Known Use of maidenhead

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for maidenhead

Noun

Middle English maidenhed, from maiden + -hed -hood; akin to Middle English -hod -hood

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“Maidenhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maidenhead. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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maidenhead

noun

English Language Learners Definition of maidenhead

: the state of being a virgin
: hymen

maidenhead

noun
maid·​en·​head | \ ˈmād-ᵊn-ˌhed How to pronounce maidenhead (audio) \

Medical Definition of maidenhead

: hymen

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