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Meaning of OLD MAID

Pronunciation:  owld meyd

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  1. [n]  a card game using a pack of cards from which one queen has been removed; players match cards and the player holding the unmatched queen at the end of the game is the loser (or `old maid')
  2. [n]  a person who is primly fastidious
  3. [n]  an elderly unmarried woman
  4. [n]  commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
  5. [n]  any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads
 Synonyms: Cape periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus, cayenne jasmine, Madagascar periwinkle, old maid flower, periwinkle, red periwinkle, rose periwinkle, spinster, Vinca rosea, zinnia
 See Also: card game, cards, Catharanthus, flower, genus Catharanthus, genus Zinnia, herb, herbaceous plant, human, individual, little golden zinnia, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul, unmarried woman, white zinnia, Zinnia acerosa, Zinnia grandiflora



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 Related Terms: bachelor girl, bluenose, feme sole, fuddy-duddy, fuss, fuss-budget, fusser, fusspot, goody-goody, granny, lone woman, maid, maiden, maiden lady, mid-Victorian, old lady, old woman, prig, prude, puritan, single girl, spinster, spinstress, squeamish, tabby, vestal, vestal virgin, Victorian, virgin