old maid Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “old maid” in the English Dictionary

"old maid" in British English

See all translations

old maidnoun [C]

uk   us   old-fashioned
a woman who is not ​married or has not had a ​sexualrelationship and is not now ​young
(Definition of old maid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"old maid" in American English

See all translations

old maidnoun [C]

 us   /ˈoʊldˈmeɪd/
dated a woman who is not ​young and has not ​married Note: This word is likely to be considered offensive.
(Definition of old maid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “old maid”
in Chinese (Simplified) 老处女,老姑娘…
in Chinese (Traditional) 老處女,老姑娘…
What is the pronunciation of old maid?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More