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old maid

Translation of old maid in Spanish:


  • 1.1 countable (spinster) [colloquial]
    solterona (feminine) [colloquial]
    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.
    Example sentences
    • The epitome of a fussy old maid, Mrs. B. operated with a few less sandwiches than it takes to make a picnic.
    1.2 countable (fussy person) [colloquial]
    maniático, (-ca) (masculine, feminine)
    1.3 uncountable (no article) (Games)to play old maid
    jugar a la mona or al burro or al culo sucio

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