old maid

NOUN
  1. commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
  2. the loser in a game of old maid
  3. a card game using a pack of cards from which one queen has been removed; players match cards and the player holding the unmatched queen at the end of the game is the loser (or `old maid')
  4. an elderly unmarried woman
  5. any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads
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How To Use old maid In A Sentence

  • Old maids are prim'd — the coxcombs cough perfume, The Age Reviewed
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  • She remained unruffled, and was similarly nonchalant about the the recent disclosure on the Internet of the true age of a large group of actresses, revealing her to be an old maid.
  • Saturday nights after dinner are good times for card games: crazy eights, rummy, old maid, poker, 21.
  • It might be an idea to leave your dear old maiden aunt behind. Times, Sunday Times
  • Alex is too young to be already thinking of herself as an old maid.
  • She was two years his senior, and had long ranked as an old maid She had taught school, and was known by the young generation as the sternest disciplinarian in its experience. THE PRODIGAL FATHER
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