Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com the first voyage of a ship after its acceptance by the owners from the builders. Origin of maiden voyage
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British Dictionary definitions for maiden voyage nautical the first voyage of a vessel
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Idioms and Phrases with maiden voyage maiden voyage
The first experience, as in
This tennis tournament is my maiden voyage in statewide competition. This term, originally meaning the first voyage of a ship, was first recorded in 1901, but the use of maiden to signify “the first time” dates from the mid-1500s.
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