maiden

[ meyd-n ]
/ ˈmeɪd n /

noun

adjective


Nearby words

  1. maid of honour,
  2. maid of orléans,
  3. maid-in-waiting,
  4. maidan,
  5. maidanek,
  6. maiden castle,
  7. maiden name,
  8. maiden over,
  9. maiden pink,
  10. maiden speech

Origin of maiden

before 1000; Middle English; Old English mægden, equivalent to mægd, mæg(e)th (cognate with German Magd, Gothic magaths) + -en -en5

Related formsmaid·en·ish, adjectivemaid·en·ship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for maiden

maiden

/ (ˈmeɪdən) /

noun

Derived Formsmaidenish, adjectivemaiden-like, adjective

Word Origin for maiden

Old English mægden; related to Old High German magad, Old Norse mogr young man, Old Irish mug slave

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