- a simple game, played with a deck having one card removed, in which the players draw from one another to match pairs and the one holding an odd queen at the end loses.
- the loser of such a game.
Origin of old maid
Examples from the Web for old maid
He had seen one like it before, and guessed that it came as a gift from the old-maid cousins at the farm.Despair's Last Journey|David Christie Murray
They are your Voices, Lucy; they are your babies grown-up who are talking to you even here in my old-maid house.'Atlantic Classics, Second Series|Henry C. Merwin
You would as soon hear a 'No' from an old-maid as from the House of Commons.
An old-maid being at a loss for a pin-cushion, made use of an onion for the purpose.The New Pun Book|Thomas A. Brown and Thomas Joseph Carey
So my prim, old-maid sister has turned butterfly since she went gadding?