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old maid

noun as in (offensive) older unmarried woman

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No wonder that of all the Bradys, it is the quintessential old maid who we miss the most.

My high-school friends had their priorities straight: they knew not to become an “old maid” or an “old mom.”

He and I have been seeing each other for four years now, which makes me, at age 30, an unmarried old maid myself.

Remember the days when an unmarried 16 year old was considered an old maid?

When I am an old maid I am going to mount the platform and preach the training of the voice in childhood.

And she had struggled valiantly against becoming an embittered old maid; in the main, had succeeded.

It was her old maid, Pauline, who is here with her in this hotel to-night, and who has looked after her all her life nearly.

A caller at the home of Mlle. Cormon, and afterwards at that of M. du Bousquier, who married "the old maid."

We went there on radioed orders, the complaint being phoned into headquarters by some old maid whose sleep was disturbed.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to old maid, such as: bachelor girl, fuddy-duddy, goody-goody, lone woman, maiden, and prig.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.