maiden-hood

maidenhood

[meyd-n-hood]
noun
the state or time of being a maiden or virgin.
Also called maidhood.


Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English mægdenhād. See maiden, -hood

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maidenhood (ˈmeɪdənˌhʊd)
 
n
1.  the time during which a woman is a maiden or a virgin
2.  the condition of being a maiden or virgin

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