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Definition of "old-maidish" [old•-maid•ish]

  • Like an old maid; prim; precise; particular. (adjective)

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Use "old-maidish" in a sentence
  • "A year later, in your Vanity Fair article, "Hitler's Ghost," (which Irving has posted on his website) you argued that Irving's books deserve to be published in America, described criticism of Irving as "hysterical and old-maidish," and declared, "David Irving is not just a Fascist historian, he is also a great historian of Fascism.""
  • "Being a spinster, you're little old-maidish, but that's no harm."
  • "Throwing politeness to the winds, he twitted Sara with her finical affectations, her old-maidish ways, the morning sloth that expected"