Definition of virginity in English:


Syllabification: vir·gin·i·ty
Pronunciation: /vərˈjinətē


  • 1The state of never having had sexual intercourse: he lost his virginity in college
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    • We all got athlete's foot, one lad lost his virginity and at least two people came away with a sexually transmitted disease.
    • Most of them are still virgins, or lost their virginity in the last year.
    • I lost my virginity to a girl whose name I didn't know, in a sleeping bag on the floor of my mother's abandoned Fifth Avenue apartment.
    chastity, maidenhood, maidenhead, honor, purity, innocence; celibacy, abstinence
    informal, dated cherry
    archaic virtue
  • 1.1The state of being naive, innocent, or inexperienced in a particular context: his political virginity
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    • How to lose your political virginity while keeping your scientific credibility.
    • I had lost my oyster virginity in Whitstable a while back, and was keen to re-kindle my relationship with these beautiful bi-valves.


Middle English: from Old French virginite, from Latin virginitas, from virgo (see virgin).

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