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ice maiden

a beautiful but aloof woman
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Examples from the Web for ice maiden
Historical Examples
  • It was the very beautiful story known to us as The ice maiden.

    An Autobiography Igor Stravinsky
  • She glittered from head to foot like an ice maiden under a blazing sun.

    The Lion's Mouse

    C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • He always calls me his ice maiden because we first got to know each other on the skating rink.

Slang definitions & phrases for ice maiden

ice maiden

noun phrase

A very cool and composed woman; a chilly woman; iceberg: Margaret Thatcher, the Ice Maiden, branded the conservative Gorsuch ''the Ice Queen''/ Ms Stone plays Sally, a powerful woman, another ice queen whose roiling emotions remain contained

[1970s+; perhaps modeled on the title of Hans Christian Andersen's tale The Snow Queen]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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