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old-maidish

[ohld-mey-dish]
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  1. characteristic of or resembling an old maid.

Origin of old-maidish

First recorded in 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for old-maidish

Historical Examples

  • Laughing at her old-maidish precautions, they let her have her way.

    The Huntress

    Hulbert Footner

  • This old-maidish attorney was meek and wise, but by no means timid.

    Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  • People had laughed at him for being so old-maidish, as they put it.

    Ladies and Gentlemen<br> </p>

    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb

  • Indeed, she was as prim and old-maidish as any spinster lady possibly could be.

    The Corner House Girls

    Grace Brooks Hill

  • It has been in no busy, old-maidish, envious spirit that I have watched these affairs.

    Friends I Have Made

    George Manville Fenn


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