Definition of maid in English:

maid

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Pronunciation: /meɪd
 
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noun

  • 2 archaic An unmarried girl or young woman.
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    • Was this just Andrew's manner - no, but he certainly didn't flirt with the other maids and pretty girls he passed on the streets.
    • A young justice, the Governer of the town, saw the young maid and fell in love with her.
    • The young fifteen-year-old elven maid paraded from her father's cart to the Market streets.
  • 2.1A virgin.
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    • On the eve of St Valentine, a number of young folk - maids and bachelors - would assemble together, and inscribe upon little billets the names of an equal number of maids and bachelors of their acquaintance, throw the whole into a receptacle of some sort, and then draw them lottery-wise - care, of course, being taken that each should draw one of the opposite sex.

Origin

Middle English: abbreviation of maiden.

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