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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)

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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…
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