My high-school friends had their priorities straight: they knew not to become an “old maid” or an “old mom.”
Remember the days when an unmarried 16 year old was considered an old maid?
Of course, when it came from an old maid, it made a difference.
"It is like an hotel, or an old maid's lodging," thought Durtal.
And they are like an old maid's pearls in connection with that middle-aged, one-horse little city.
At the convent there was an old maid who came for a week each month to mend the linen.
"I'm ready," said Rogron, coming in and carrying off the colonel, who bowed in a lover-like way to the old maid.
We met the old maid almost in hysterics on the road to Lobuc.
And nobody can twit me with being an old maid, neither, for when a lady's got money there's no such thing!
Frances says she's sure I shall be an old maid, and I daresay I shall be.