maiden-like

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maiden (ˈmeɪdən)
 
n
1.  archaic, literary or
 a.  a young unmarried girl, esp when a virgin
 b.  (as modifier): a maiden blush
2.  horse racing
 a.  a horse that has never won a race
 b.  (as modifier): a maiden race
3.  cricket See maiden over
4.  dialect (Northern English) Also called: clothes maiden a frame on which clothes are hung to dry; clothes horse
5.  (modifier) of or relating to an older unmarried woman: a maiden aunt
6.  (modifier) of or involving an initial experience or attempt: a maiden voyage; maiden speech
7.  (modifier) (of a person or thing) untried; unused
8.  (modifier) (of a place) never trodden, penetrated, or captured
 
[Old English mægden; related to Old High German magad, Old Norse mogr young man, Old Irish mug slave]
 
'maidenish
 
adj
 
'maiden-like
 
adj

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