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maidenhead

[meyd-n-hed]
noun
1.
the hymen.
2.
maidenhood; virginity.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English maidenhed. See maiden, -head

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maidenhead (ˈmeɪdənˌhɛd)
 
n
1.  a nontechnical word for the hymen
2.  virginity; maidenhood
 
[C13: from maiden + -hed, variant of -hood]

Maidenhead (ˈmeɪdənˌhɛd)
 
n
a town in S England, in Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames. Pop: 58 848 (2001)

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maidenhead
c.1300, from maiden + -head (see godhead).
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maidenhead maid·en·head (mād'n-hěd')
n.

  1. The condition or quality of being a maiden; virginity.

  2. The hymen.

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