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maidenhead

[meyd-n-hed] /ˈmeɪd nˌhɛd/
noun
1.
the hymen.
2.
maidenhood; virginity.
Origin of maidenhead
1200-1250
First recorded in 1200-50, maidenhead is from the Middle English word maidenhed. See maiden, -head
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maidenhead

/ˈmeɪdənˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a nontechnical word for the hymen
2.
virginity; maidenhood
Word Origin
C13: from maiden + -hed, variant of -hood

Maidenhead

/ˈmeɪdənˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a town in S England, in Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames. Pop: 58 848 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for maidenhead
n.

c.1200, from maiden (n.) + -head (see godhead). Cf. also maidehede (c.1200) "celibacy, virginity" (of men or women).

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maidenhead in Medicine

maidenhead maid·en·head (mād'n-hěd')
n.

  1. The condition or quality of being a maiden; virginity.

  2. The hymen.

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