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Definition of "old-maidism" [old•-maid•ism]

  • The condition or characteristics of a spinster. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "old-maidism" in a sentence
  • "But one can never reckon with real, bred-in-the bone old-maidism."
  • ""It's nothing but a chronic case of old-maidism," said father impatiently."
  • "There was, indeed, a danger -- his seniors said so -- of his developing into a regular "Auntie Fuss" of an adjutant, and when an officer once takes to old-maidism there is more hope for the virgin of seventy than for him."