maidenhead

[ meyd-n-hed ]
/ ˈmeɪd nˌhɛd /

noun

the hymen.
maidenhood; virginity.

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Origin of maidenhead

First recorded in 1200–50, maidenhead is from the Middle English word maidenhed. See maiden, -head
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British Dictionary definitions for maidenhead (1 of 2)

maidenhead
/ (ˈmeɪdənˌhɛd) /

noun

a nontechnical word for the hymen
virginity; maidenhood

Word Origin for maidenhead

C13: from maiden + -hed, variant of -hood

British Dictionary definitions for maidenhead (2 of 2)

Maidenhead
/ (ˈmeɪdənˌhɛd) /

noun

a town in S England, in Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames. Pop: 58 848 (2001)
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Medical definitions for maidenhead

maidenhead
[ mādn-hĕd′ ]

n.

The condition or quality of being a maiden; virginity.
The hymen.
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