Definitions for old-maidish

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

old′ maid′*(n.)

  1. Usually Disparaging.an elderly or confirmed spinster.

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  2. a fussy, timid, prudish person.

  3. a simple card game, played with a deck having one card removed, in which players match pairs, the loser being the holder of the odd card, usu. a queen.

    Category: Games

* Usage: Definition 1 is usually used with disparaging intent.

Origin of old maid:

1520–30

old′-maid′ish(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. old-maidish, old-womanish(adj)

    primly fastidious

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