- the hymen.
- maidenhood; virginity.
Origin of maidenhead
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Examples from the Web for maidenhead
All the better for you, for you can sell your maidenhead after having had two lovers.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
I make it eleven because if it's fine we might run down and have the day at Maidenhead.The Letter of the Contract
How he betrayed his friends at Maidenhead Bridge is recounted in the text.The White Rose of Langley
Emily Sarah Holt
I wrote to the man I know at Maidenhead to have a boat ready—a good one.Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker
Maidenhead bridges, rail and road, span the river above Bray.The Thames
G. E. Mitton
- a nontechnical word for the hymen
- virginity; maidenhood
C13: from maiden + -hed, variant of -hood
- 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
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The condition or quality of being a maiden; virginity.
- The hymen.
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