virginity

[ ver-jin-i-tee ]
/ vərˈdʒɪn ɪ ti /

noun

the state or condition of being a virgin.
the state or condition of being pure, fresh, or unused.
Informal. any naive, uninitiated, or uninformed state.

Origin of virginity

1250–1300; Middle English virginite < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin virginitās. See virgin, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for virginity

virginity

/ (vəˈdʒɪnɪtɪ) /

noun

the condition or fact of being a virgin; maidenhood; chastity
the condition of being untouched, unsullied, etc
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Word Origin and History for virginity

virginity


n.

c.1300, from Old French virginite, from Latin virginitatem (nominative virginitas), from virgo (see virgin).

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Medicine definitions for virginity

virginity

[ vər-jĭnĭ-tē ]

n.

The quality or condition of being a virgin.
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