oldmaid


oldmaid
old maid n.
1. Offensive. A woman who has remained single beyond the conventional age for marrying.
2. Informal. A person regarded as being primly fastidious.
3. Games.
a. A card game in which the player who holds a designated card at the end is the loser.
b. The loser of this game.
4. Chiefly Southern U.S. See zinnia.
  oldʹ-maidʹish (ōldʹmāʹdĭsh) adj.

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