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Meaning of “maiden name” in the English Dictionary

"maiden name" in British English

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maiden namenoun [C]

uk   us  
A woman's ​maidenname is the ​familyname she has before she gets ​married.
(Definition of maiden name from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"maiden name" in American English

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maiden namenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈmeɪ·dən ˈneɪm/
the ​family name of a woman before she gets ​married and ​begins to use her husband's ​family name
(Definition of maiden name from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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