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maidenhood

[meyd-n-hoo d] /ˈmeɪd nˌhʊd/
noun
1.
the state or time of being a maiden or virgin.
Also called maidhood.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English mægdenhād. See maiden, -hood
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  • In her years of maidenhood she had been self-sup porting as a seamstress.
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maidenhood

/ˈmeɪdənˌhʊd/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for maidenhood
n.

Old English mægdenhad "maidenhood;" see maiden (n.) + -hood.

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