Definition of virginity in English:

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Pronunciation: /vəˈdʒɪnɪti/


[mass noun]
1The state of never having had sexual intercourse: I lost my virginity
More example sentences
  • 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.
innocence, decency, virtuousness, respectability, dignity, modesty;
lack of sin, sinlessness, spotlessness;
celibacy, abstinence, self-restraint, self-denial
informal cherry
Theology  immaculateness
1.1The state of being naive, innocent, or inexperienced in a particular context: the lawsuit will be remembered as the moment the computer industry lost its political virginity
More example sentences
  • 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).

Words that rhyme with virginity

affinity, asininity, clandestinity, divinity, femininity, infinity, masculinity, salinity, trinity, vicinity

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