- the first speech made in a legislature by a newly elected member.
Origin of maiden speech
First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for maiden speech
My maiden-speech is a triumphant one, for the gentleman in seaweed has nothing to offer in reply save an immitigable roaring.Twice Told Tales