noun see old maid

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • old-maidishness — old maid·ish·ness …   English syllables

  • old-maidishness — noun ( es) : the prim conservatism of an old maid …   Useful english dictionary

  • old maid — noun Date: circa 1530 1. spinster 3 2. a prim fussy person < he was a real old maid about burning rubbish R. C. Ruark > 3. a simple card game in which cards are matched in pairs and the player holding the unmatched card at the end loses • old… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • old-maidish — /oʊld ˈmeɪdɪʃ/ (say ohld maydish) adjective lacking a broad minded approach that comes from experience; prim. {old maid + ish1} –old maidishly, adverb –old maidishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • priggishness — n 1. prudery, prudishness, puritan icalness, overmodesty, old maidishness, Grundyism; hideboundness, strait lacedness, buckram, stiffness, stiff neckedness, strictness, severity, formality; snobbery, snobbishness, stiltedness, Sl. snootiness, Sl …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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