- 1 • derogatory A single woman regarded as too old for marriage: if you don’t mind your tongue, you’ll die an old maidMore example sentences
- Do you wish for you and your sister to grow into single old maids?
- As illegal divers working for the Asian export market continue to thin abalone populations, the survivors are dying off as old maids and bachelors.
- The daughter was heartbroken, never married and died an old maid.
- 1.1A prim and fussy person: he said John was an old maidMore example sentences
- The epitome of a fussy old maid, Mrs. B. operated with a few less sandwiches than it takes to make a picnic.
- 2 [mass noun] A card game in which players collect pairs and try not to be left with an odd penalty card, typically a queen.More example sentences
- The school is also encouraging parents to introduce their children to cards games such as old maid, snap and bridge.
- As in old maid, you do not know what card you are going to take, and the player you are taking the card from does not know which one you will take.
- Steph has a poker face as good as my 4 year old daughter playing old maid.
- 3chiefly West Indian another term for periwinkle1.
More definitions of old maidDefinition of old maid in:
- The US English dictionary