maidenhood

[ meyd-n-hoo d ]
/ ˈmeɪd nˌhʊd /

noun

the state or time of being a maiden or virgin.

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Also called maidhood.

Origin of maidenhood

before 900; Middle English; Old English mægdenhād. See maiden, -hood
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British Dictionary definitions for maidenhood

maidenhood
/ (ˈmeɪdənˌhʊd) /

noun

the time during which a woman is a maiden or a virgin
the condition of being a maiden or virgin
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